Phrases with "investigation"

Sigmund Freud But a more thorough investigation of individual dreams of this class allows us to recognize yet another element. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Jules Verne Three matters of investigation are before us. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

No, no, please don’t get offended, but you see this investigation would mean quite a lot of work for me, and I should be very disappointed if it all ended in my finding you had made a mistake. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

Future investigation may succeed in fixing something upon him; though I hardly think it likely. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Wilkie Collins Skilled investigation has proved that our young man has come to his senses again, exactly as I supposed. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

The applications of research to weird fiction are as diverse as the phases of investigation and only a few may be mentioned to suggest the variety of themes employed. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

As the inquiry advanced, the fever of investigation took possession of him. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Arthur Conan Doyle Our investigation has been independent, and our action shall be so also. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

He maintained his habits of investigation and composition to the very end of his long life, during which he received almost every kind of honorary distinction open to a man of science. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Robert Green Ingersoll We are the advocates of inquiry, of investigation and thought. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Walter Scott The noise of the fall, resounding through the house, had occasioned the disturbance which, but for the cool investigation of the proprietor, might easily have established an accredited ghost story. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

If she spots you, it will mean that some one else will have to take over, and a promising line of investigation will be spoiled. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Bram Stoker To this end, he applied himself to quite another matter — an investigation of the other treasures and rare objects in his collections. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

The investigation which the apparatus had gone through had probably disarranged the wires. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

Algernon Blackwood I think he weighed in his mind whether to tell us now, or when the investigation was absolutely complete. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Robert Green Ingersoll A theory that is afraid of investigation is undeserving a place in the human mind. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Benjamin Disraeli But after the first fever of investigation was over, he required sympathy and also information. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle We had only been a few hours in Devonshire, and that he should give up an investigation which he had begun so brilliantly was quite incomprehensible to me. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

He knew quite well how that uneasiness which ruined the comfort of his twelve mattresses of happiness proved on investigation to be merely the pea of the fairy-tale. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

But this knowledge is only to be obtained by the application of the methods of investigation adopted in physical researches to the investigation of the phaenomena of society. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

The bank pass-book had been almost the first thing to catch their eye, and only a few seconds’ investigation had shown I had secured a very rich haul. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Robert Green Ingersoll The theory that is afraid of investigation is not deserving of a place in the human mind. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Perhaps he regrets that it passed out of his hands, and thinks that he could have managed the investigation better himself. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

D. H. Lawrence Or, with the same interested care with which he made his investigation into the mysterious inside of an automobile, concocting jugged hare in the cottage kitchen. The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence

Edgar Allan Poe When he came to himself, we addressed ourselves again to an investigation of M. Valdemar’s condition. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Anna Katherine Green A summer overcoat had filled out the number, and his investigation was incomplete. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle There is one point of Mr. Gardner’s investigation which should be mentioned. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Wilkie Collins This gentleman was now subjected to the delicately directed system of investigation which had failed with his friend. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Arthur Morrison Therefore Hewitt and Mr Lyster, as soon as might be, made for Messrs Liddle, Neal & Liddle’s, that the investigation might be begun. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

In the meantime, the bishop and the grand-seneschal had set on foot an investigation at the castle of Machecoul, and had found numerous traces of human remains. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

H. G. Wells This spate of investigation culminated about 1938. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Sinclair Lewis In that mood he played to Frisby: “Been making a lot of investigation and looking into things pretty sharply. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

If investigation should show that Mr. Barrows had an enemy ——” “Mr. Barrows had no enemy!” flashed from Mr. Pollard’s lips. The Mill Mystery by Anna Katharine Green

They have not yet happened, are not yet phenomena, and as they do happen and admit of investigation they necessarily lead to constant modification of his views and deductions. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

Edgar Rice Burroughs The key was in the lock, and a few moments of investigation and experimentation were rewarded with the successful opening of the receptacle. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Wilkie Collins There stood the second, pursuing his investigation — with the growing interest in it of a man who was beginning to see his way to the end. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

He slipped down the ladder, and laying it gently upon the grass, proceeded on a quick tour of investigation all round the house. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Robert Green Ingersoll Surely investigation is better than unthinking faith. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

The humiliation was not complete without the trial, but it was for humiliation and not fair investigation that the trial was wanted. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Their superstitions and beliefs were not to him ‘rubbish,’ but subjects for minute investigation and study. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Anthony Trollope With all her investigation she had received no clear idea of the circumstances as they occurred. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis Later, the same investigation and official recognition shall be extended to farm organizations. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Well was it for me that no time was allowed for an investigation into my morals by point-blank questions as to my future intentions. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Theodore Dreiser An investigation there, if it begins at all — as I think is very likely — should be very slow in producing the facts. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

It would have been such a disappointment for Wilhelm. However, the trunks, she found, had been left open; but her investigation did not last long. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

I can go no further in this backward investigation of my lady’s antecedents. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Anna Katherine Green It was a good half-hour before Mr. Gryce again found himself in a position to pursue the line of investigation thus summarily interrupted. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

An investigation of this kind once commenced, might extend its ramifications in the widest directions. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

H.P. Lovecraft We then talked over the personnel of the coming investigation party, and decided that we would include all hands, together with the sledge and dogs which I had kept with me. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Theodore Dreiser Subsequent to this, however, she made one slight investigation of those realms that govern professional theatrical engagements. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

M. R. James First, nothing was to be expected from investigation at the Rectory; and to be brief, nothing has transpired. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

Scientific investigation was crude compared with the present and had not greatly touched fiction. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

It manifests itself in countless ways in current literature and inviting lines of investigation suggest themselves with reference to various aspects of its study. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Arthur Conan Doyle The investigation had drifted into this hopeless position when a new and most unexpected incident occurred. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

I followed the investigation closely and missed nothing which could in any way throw light on the case. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

G. K. Chesterton But it would obviously be undesirable to employ the common policeman in an investigation which is also a heresy hunt. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Wilkie Collins She submitted impatiently to the close investigation of which he made her the object. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Official investigation had thus far discovered what a person of average intelligence, with a little more presence of mind than Alfred had shown, might have ascertained, perhaps for himself. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Jules Verne From the 19th to the 20th of February the circle of investigation was extended to all the northern region of Lincoln Island, whose most secret nooks were explored. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

William Henry Bragg This investigation was specially undertaken in order to reexamine the truth of the additive law, upon which some doubt had been thrown. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle My investigation seemed to be progressing. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Wilkie Collins Never was there a more complete investigation — and never was a poorer result achieved. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Edgar Allan Poe There was no investigation of any thing at all. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

And in the course of investigation it is necessary to check the movements of everyone who knew her, irrespective of persons or probabilities. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Padlock Jones’s method of investigation was peculiarly his own. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Roulet proved on investigation to be a beggar from house to house, in the most abject state of poverty. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Guy de Maupassant The investigation revealed nothing. A Parricide (Un parricide) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

That, in a few words, is, as far as investigation — by the help of one’s eye and by the help of the microscope — has taken us. Yeast by Thomas Henry Huxley

Ann Radcliffe This, however, was impracticable, for the door was sastened, until a physician, who had been sent for, should arrive, and some investigation could be made into this mysterious affair. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

Wilkie Collins I left my seat to fetch the library ladder, determining to begin the work of investigation on the top shelves. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

An investigation was immediately commenced. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Robert Green Ingersoll The priest said, and the king said, where is this spirit of investigation to stop? They said then and they say now, that it is dangerous for man to be free. The Ghosts and other lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

H.P. Lovecraft Upon investigation it was seen that a new abyss yawned indefinitely below the seat of the blast; an abyss so monstrous that no handy line might fathom it, nor any lamp illuminate it. The Transition of Juan Romero by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

What he said, of course, was that “the line of investigation suggested by Inspector Grant had, it would appear, proved unexpectedly successful,” but what he meant was that the fish had risen. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Andrew Lang Mr. Froude’s words are ‘being examined by Cecil, he admitted the investigation at Cumnor had after all been inadequately conducted. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle You see, at the commencement of an investigation it is something to know that your client is in close contact with someone who, for good or evil, has an exceptional nature. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

There were insuperable difficulties in the way of an investigation and a certain identification. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

It was not by chance or coincidence that he found him, but by intense thought, plus painstaking investigation and a reasonable indulging in the promptings of his imagination. The Grave-digger of Monks Arden by Arthur Gask [1938]

He was shocked at the horror of the thing; he was elated at the idea of an inquiry and investigation which might result in honour and profit to himself. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Sigmund Freud The dream is a compound, which for the purposes of investigation must be broken up into its elements. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Meredith I have to thank the interminable hours on my wretched sick-bed for a singularly beneficial investigation of the ledger of my deeds and omissions and moral stock. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Jacques Futrelle I am interested in solving this Randolph plate affair and have perhaps gone further in my investigation than anyone else. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

William Henry Bragg He places the material under investigation at the centre of a silvered glass bulb and measures the ionisation of the air which the bulb contains. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Sir Walter Scott But it will be a relief to your lordship, and moreover have a more impartial appearance, were I to attempt the investigation alone in the capacity of a magistrate. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Thomas Wolfe And, having quickly exhausted the conventional kaleidoscope of things to be seen, she had long since turned to an investigation of things more bizarre and sinister and hidden. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

The young detective felt that, had he been the examiner, he would have conducted the investigation in precisely the same way. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Renouard guessed in him a man whom an incurable habit of investigation and analysis had made gentle and indulgent; inapt for action, and more sensitive to the thoughts than to the events of existence. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Upon investigation all the large examples were more or less coated with sand. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

James Clerk Maxwell Prof. Helmholtz of Konigsberg, to whom we owe the most complete investigation on visible colour, has given the true explanation of this phenomenon. Five of Maxwell’s Papers by James Clerk Maxwell

Edgar Allan Poe When a topic is thus circumstanced, the readiest mode of investigating it is to forget that any previous investigation has been attempted. The Rationale of Verse by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

This was one reason why he was generally entrusted with a type of investigation where thoroughness counts very much more than does cleverness, or so-called intuition. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

Edgar Allan Poe There was no investigation of first causes, first principles. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

The investigation became embittered like a personal matter. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Edith Wharton The very fact that scientific investigation still had, to some minds, a flavour of heterodoxy, gave it a perennial interest. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

I place myself at the point of view of the Right, and I propose immediately to proceed to an investigation and make the necessary arrests. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

H. G. Wells Even during his previous life two lines of investigation had pointed clearly to two distinct types of contrivance as possible, and both of these had been realised. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Where this latter interest asserts itself it should commonly be diverted to fields of speculation or investigation which are reputable and futile, rather than to the quest of scientific knowledge. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Wilkie Collins We showed plainly, and after investigation proved, that he was not to be believed on his oath. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Wilkie Collins The investigation so carefully and so delicately conducted had failed to serve any useful purpose. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Bronislaw Malinowski Especially it might be suggested that to pursue the investigation on double lines is useless; feelings always find adequate expression in ideas, in fact crystallize in them. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Jane Austen That I was desirous of believing her indifferent is certain — but I will venture to say that my investigation and decisions are not usually influenced by my hopes or fears. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

No investigation will drag to light the details of your crime. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Wilkie Collins Remember that this investigation and the cause that leads to it must be kept a profound secret. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

He refers to Gibbon’s Decline and Fall as “of all books the most impressive on me in my then stage of investigation and state of mind. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

Nine-tenths of it quite useless, but all of it requiring a hearing: some of it requiring much investigation before its uselessness became apparent. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Perhaps no such relation would be discovered, but the investigation is well worth making. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Charles Dickens He has no means of proving his freedom; has no adviser, messenger, or assistance of any sort or kind; no investigation into his case is made, or inquiry instituted. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Arnold Bennett He had conducted an elaborate private investigation without result, and he had spent a certain amount of money without result. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

H. G. Wells He passed from a hunt for monsters to an investigation of outstanding endowment, to the detection and analysis of what is called genius in every field of human activity. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Wilkie Collins Having reached that inevitable conclusion, I turned to the more interesting object of investigation which was presented to me by Rosanna Spearman’s letter. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Lawyer Larkin’s mind was working more diligently than anyone suspected upon this puzzle of Mark Wylder. The investigation was a sort of scientific recreation to him, and something more. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I don’t feel the same gusto in the Meynell chase, but I daresay I shall begin to get up an interest in it as my investigation proceeds. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Wilkie Collins Mercy opened the case — and stopped, feeling a strange reluctance to carry the investigation any farther. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

H. G. Wells Such a course of investigation must pass almost of its own accord into action and realization. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

Richard Burton The reader will excuse me if I only glance at a subject of which the investigation would require a volume, and which, discussed at greater length, would be out of place in such a narrative as this. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Anna Katherine Green To subject to further durance such persons as from their position at the moment of tragedy could have no information to give bearing in any way upon their investigation was manifestly unfair. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Theodore Dreiser Upon investigation he learned that they had been built years before to accommodate this same tide of wagon traffic, which now congested at the bridges, and which even then had been rapidly rising. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

In undertaking the investigation you acquired an opportunity to help him; and yet you seem to be against him. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Wilkie Collins In the days of which I am now writing, she set investigation at defiance. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

Thomas Hardy Twenty-four hours ago that remark would have been plausible enough; but by presenting yourself for confirmation at my hands you have invited my investigation into your principles. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Perhaps he regretted those gentle instruments of investigation of the middle ages, which compelled the prisoner to say whatever one wished to hear. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Wilkie Collins Closer investigation altered his way of thinking. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

But no amount of investigation could prove the tale of the lunch unreliable or connect him in any way with an unexplained disappearance or even with any semi-criminal attitude towards the law. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is possible that our inquiry may but confirm his guilt but, in any case, we have a line of investigation which has been missed by the police, and which a singular chance has placed in our hands. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Sigmund Freud This difficulty may be solved if we follow up yet another impression received during the investigation of the over- determination of the dream-content. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

While all were making a disturbance, Menephylus, a Peripatetic philosopher, addressing Hylas: You see, he said, how this investigation is no foolery nor insolence. Symposiacs by Plutarch

H.P. Lovecraft Willett began talking very seriously to his host, and urged that he leave a great deal of the future investigation to him. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Thomas Hardy How long his wife meant to stay in town she did not say; but on investigation he found that the carriage had been packed with sufficient luggage for a sojourn of two or three weeks. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle This morning, as the man was buried and the investigation over — so far as this room is concerned — we thought we could tidy up a bit. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Edgar Allan Poe The “Mystery of Marie Roget” was composed at a distance from the scene of the atrocity, and with no other means of investigation than the newspapers afforded. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

H. G. Wells The investigation of just what these Japanese Imperialists imagined they were doing has greatly exercised our historical research department. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Arthur Conan Doyle I sent the house-maid for the police and put the investigation into their hands at once. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Then he had taken off his boots and, leaving the inspector talking, had gone out from the kitchen for an investigation on his own. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

On the contrary, if my opportunities had lain in that direction, there is no investigation into which I could have thrown myself with greater delight than that of antiquity. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

H. G. Wells Bert returned to his expert investigation of the flying-machine at last with aching arms and in a state of gloomy rebellion. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

And the number of cut hands that required investigation would have been incredible to any one who has not witnessed a manhunt from the inside. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

I shall certainly never hereafter undertake an investigation without your assistance. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Andrew Lang For some reason investigation never begins till the fun is over. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Rashleigh during this investigation refilled his pipe very calmly, adding a few grains of gunpowder to the tobacco. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

John Galsworthy He meant to begin his investigation by seeing the church. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle The conduct of the criminal investigation has been left in the experienced hands of Inspector Lestrade, of Scotland Yard, who is following up the clues with his accustomed energy and sagacity. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle The first positive sign which he gave me of the direction which his investigation was taking was an extraordinary one. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

This investigation will bring him honour, or justice is not justice. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

The investigation of a polype, of a snail, of a fish, of a horse, or of a man, would have led us, though by a less easy path, perhaps, to exactly the same point. On the Study of Zoology by Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Hardy Making a few inquiries here, but too impatient to pursue his investigation carefully and inductively, he went into the town. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

But as yet nobody seems clear as to the form which the investigation will take. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

It is not, I assert, a bold attempt to emulate masculine virtues; it is not the enchantment of literary pursuits, or the steady investigation of scientific subjects, that leads women astray from duty. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

A very hasty investigation showed him there was nothing to be learned from those bare walls and that inviolable cylinder-topped desk. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

The investigation that has been carried out shows great penetration and research, and the results are given with unusual clearness, and wonderful precision. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Edgar Allan Poe Upon the fourth day of the assassination, a party of the police came, very unexpectedly, into the house, and proceeded again to make rigorous investigation of the premises. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

Certainly, they might hope with the powerful means of investigation at their disposal to finally arrive at the truth in the course of time, and after repeated efforts. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Sigmund Freud I therefore determined to make an especially careful investigation of it. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Jacques Futrelle It had been too late to press an investigation the night before. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

Sigmund Freud These wishes, existing in repression, are themselves of infantile origin, as we learn from the psychological investigation of the neuroses. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

They are diseased and disgusting, and any investigation ought to start out from that fact. Collected Essays by George Orwell

T. H. Huxley In either case the question is one to be settled only by the painstaking, truth-loving investigation of skilled naturalists. Essays by T. H. Huxley

In Astronomy, this method is necessarily inapplicable; and it is not till we arrive at Chemistry that this third means of investigation can be used, and then only in subordination to the two others. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Wilkie Collins Better to still defer taking her into his confidence until he had performed the errand of investigation on which he was now setting forth. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

The investigation into the death of the doctor, however, should still go on and, with Hatherleigh out of the way, an intensive search should be made all round the Manor for the missing rifle. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

An investigation ensued, as the result of which the Gambas were ultimately exiled from Tuscany, and the party of friends was practically broken up. Byron by John Nichol [1880]

Please take it to Miss Jones.” He always found it best to be frank when engaged on such an investigation as this. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

The investigation revealed facts which seemed incomprehensible to him. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Willa Cather You know how little opportunity a man has to carry on his own line of investigation here. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

They opened a new field of investigation in which their author has had few, if any, superiors. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Edith Wharton He complained frequently of headache, but rejected Ann Eliza’s tentatively proffered remedies, and seemed to shrink from any prolonged investigation of his symptoms. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

T. H. Huxley All investigation subsequently has confirmed this original idea. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Andrew Lang But he remains guilty of denouncing the investigation of apparent facts. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

Edgar Allan Poe M. Beauvais did not return that night, but sent word to Madame Roget, at seven o’clock, on Wednesday evening, that an investigation was still in progress respecting her daughter. The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe [1842]

Arthur Conan Doyle In that case we should have to commence our investigation from a fresh basis altogether. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

One aim of our present investigation will be to determine which of these two forms should be considered the elder. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

Walter Scott He resorted to other means of investigation and cure, but with equally indifferent success. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Walter Scott She instantly commenced an investigation into the cause of his distress, after the usual inquisitorial manner of matrons of her class. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

No thinking! investigation first. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle I am away from London from Wednesday next till the 28th when I go on to Bingley for one or two days’ investigation on the spot. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Walter Scott We have all variety of evidence in this singular investigation — a mad witness like the dwarf, a drunken witness like the father, and now a dumb witness. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Arthur Conan Doyle Freckler has been found dead in his house — the very Freckler who had sat with me on the committee of investigation the day before. A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle

It was a very clever letter, and a spirited one, giving a synopsis of the proceedings at the inquest, and commenting very severely upon the manner in which that investigation had been conducted. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Benjamin Disraeli His school never care to pursue any investigation which cannot be followed by the eye — and the worship of the beautiful always ends in an orgy. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Wilkie Collins On proceeding to make the investigation that he had proposed, Mr. Orridge, although he spared no trouble, met with no success. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

And I must work upon her liking for me, in order to gain sufficient general Information to commence my investigation upon. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Arthur Conan Doyle The investigation would, I am sure, be of immense interest. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Charles Kingsley But because he has come round, after all this further investigation, to something very like his first conclusion, was all that further investigation useless? No — a thousand times, no. Science by Charles Kingsley

In other persons, however, he could perceive a contour, and pursue his study of investigation from without inward — a more healthy method. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Everything must be exhausted; Belle–Isle is paid for; the pension has been paid; and money, since the investigation of the accounts of those who farm the revenue, is scarce. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope On the very day on which the result of the legal investigation was officially communicated to him, he sat in the old study at the Cedars with two newspapers before him. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

His lunch over, he started his investigation by riding out to Culford, a little more than three miles from Bury and not very far from where the body of the gipsy had been found. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He had a theory of his own for the investigation of such cases which consisted, briefly of a careful scrutiny of any work done by the patient. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Wilkie Collins The investigation by Mr. Sebright lasted a much longer time than the investigation by Herr Grosse. He pursued it in perfect silence. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Frances Hodgson Burnett You can give no clue—the ordinary methods of investigation are in confusion as the whole country is. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Anna Katherine Green I am glad to leave that particular line of investigation to you, and more than glad if it has proved or is likely to prove fruitful. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Friedrich Schiller At length, after ten years of captivity, the hour of his delivery arrived, but without any judicial investigation or formal acquittal. The Sport of Destiny by Friedrich Schiller

You will be able to see Heathcote, and hear how his investigation progresses. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Sigmund Freud Such an investigation would properly belong to the psychology of unconscious thought, or a psychological explanation of the neuroses. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

It had escaped investigation if there was any. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Francis Bacon The former of these explanations is adopted by Fracastorius and almost all who have entered into the investigation with any subtlety, and there is no doubt that the air has something to do with it. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Arthur Conan Doyle If there is an afternoon train to town, Watson, I think we should do well to take it, as I have a chemical analysis of some interest to finish, and this investigation draws rapidly to a close. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Edith Wharton Remember the vistas opened by the Lead Trust investigation — he knows where they lead and no one else does. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Francis Bacon For example, let the investigation be into the form of heat. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

The investigation which followed was not very arduous because the Prince, asked categorically for his real name, owned up at once. Prince Roman by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Starting immediately to begin his investigation on the spot, he had swallowed a good deal of raw, unwholesome fog in the park. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]