Elementary, my dear Watson
A phrase often attributed to Sherlock Holmes, the English detective in the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes supposedly says this to his amazed companion, Dr. Watson, as he explains his reasoning in solving a crime. Though these precise words are never used in the Holmes stories, something like them appears in the story “The Crooked Man”: “‘Excellent!’ I [Watson] cried. ‘Elementary,’ said he.”
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Shakespeare,” said Professor Watson, “wrote a story for each of us and in them we can hear what we want.
Supporters pointed to math and literacy gains, while critics noted that those improvements disappeared in elementary school.
“It fundamentally changes the architecture of forest canopies,” says Watson.
He had no conception of the use of the other arms of the service, and never gained even the most elementary knowledge of strategy.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Have cabled a very elementary question: "Could not the Japanese bombs be copied in England?"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
With them he is obliged to submit his bills to the elementary rules of arithmetic, and be careful that two and two make only four.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
As time passed, this fund expanded considerably and was used to improve elementary education.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
Stella-my-niece opened her mouth showing astonishment and very pretty teeth.