As the journals, on which I chiefly depended, had been kept by men of business, intent upon the main object of the enterprise, and but little versed in science, or curious about matters not immediately bearing upon their interest, and as they were written often in moments of fatigue or hurry, amid the inconveniences of wild encampments, they were often meagre in their details
, furnishing hints to provoke rather than narratives to satisfy inquiry.
And with an air of spite, which he did not dissemble: "I am unacquainted with these details
, will you guarantee their authenticity, monsieur?
And it is absolutely unnecessary, because if I am right in my surmises, whether ambassador or hall porter it's a mere detail
The idea of using her as a decoy was clearly already in his mind, though he may not have been certain how the details of his plot were to be arranged.
Mortimer, and he was told by the latter all details about the arrival of Henry Baskerville.
My hardships were not so great as you imagined, though such trifling details must never interfere with the investigation of a case.
From the unorganized material thus brought clearly to the author's consciousness Imagination next selects the details which can be turned to present use, and proceeds to combine them, uniting scattered traits and incidents, perhaps from widely different sources, into new characters, stories, scenes, and ideas.
Does he produce his impressions by full enumeration of details, or by emphasis on prominent or characteristic details?
It aims to express the inner truth or central principles of things, without anxiety for minor details, and it is by nature largely intellectual in quality, though not by any means to the exclusion of emotion.
The gods are classified chronologically: as soon as one generation is catalogued, the poet goes on to detail the offspring of each member of that generation.
Similarly the story of the Argonauts appears from the fragments (37-42) to have been told in some detail.
How often, in answer to my repeated intreaties that you would give my Daughter a regular detail
of the Misfortunes and Adventures of your Life, have you said "No, my freind never will I comply with your request till I may be no longer in Danger of again experiencing such dreadful ones.