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Holmes

 (hōmz, hōlmz), Oliver Wendell 1809-1894.
American physician and writer. A professor of anatomy and physiology at Harvard (1847-1882), he wrote humorous conversational pieces, including The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858).

Holmes

, Oliver Wendell, Jr. 1841-1935.
American jurist who served as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court (1902-1932). Many of his opinions greatly influenced the American concept of law.

Holmes

(həʊmz)
n
1. (Biography) Oliver Wendell. 1809–94, US author, esp of humorous essays, such as The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) and its sequels
2. (Biography) his son, Oliver Wendell. 1841–1935, US jurist, noted for his liberal judgments
3. (Biography) Sir Paul.1950–2013, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster; presenter of The Paul Holmes Breakfast, (1987–2008)

Holmes

(hoʊmz, hoʊlmz)

n.
1. Oliver Wendell, 1809–94, U.S. poet, essayist, and physician.
2. his son, Oliver Wendell ( “the Great Dissenter” ), 1841–1935, U.S. jurist.
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Noun1.Holmes - a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan DoyleHolmes - a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
2.Holmes - United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)Holmes - United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
3.Holmes - United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)Holmes - United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
4.Holmes - English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965)
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From the Ashes is a classic style Holmesian mystery that takes place in turn of the century San Francisco.
While the first half of the book focuses somewhat closely on Holmes and his writings, the second half focuses somewhat extensively on Holmesian scholars and their writings.
To me, the eye opener was how it was understood before the Holmesian epiphany.
Some supporters of the administration's resistance treat the request scornfully, asserting that there must be some legitimate or legal justification for doing so and in this case, that the request is only made for partisan political purposes and that the Democrats are "weaponizing" the IRS, whose headquarters bear the famous Holmesian quotation about "taxes [paid] for a civilized society" above its entrance.
For a Holmesian firm, then, there is no further moral obligation to perform rather than to breach and pay damages.
She's a murder-mystery-reading, true crime podcast-listening Holmesian who decides to enroll in an elite boarding school for talented kids.
(146) To borrow the words of Judge Thapar, it hardly requires "Holmesian feats of deduction" (147) to infer why the state backed off of what should have been an open and shut case in favor of allowing the federal government to bring a case in which the facts were not in their favor.
This is, of course, a Holmesian way of reading the compelling figure of Holmes, helping us to see just what is his strength.
There's seldom doubt that the kids will prevail, considering their Holmesian knack for observation; the book's pleasure rests in their citywide ranging that peels back history to reveal the secrets of a legendary pirate embedded in their midst.
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Instead, Uncle Sam prohibited Mooney's and Oklevueha's cannabis use altogether, on pain of criminal sanction strong enough to make a Holmesian bad man sweat.