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a piece of information useful in a search

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a subtle pointing out

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a slight indication

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evidence that helps to solve a problem

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roll into a ball

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There may be a clue after all, if we can find why today his paroxysms came on at high noon and at sunset.
We had about given up hope," replied her father, "when Sing suggested to me that we cut across the highlands that separate this valley from the one adjoining it upon the northeast, where we should strike other tribes and from them glean some clue to your whereabouts in case your abductors had attempted to carry you back to the sea by another route.
In the absence of any definite clue, coincidences such as this are always interesting.
He must be there," said Billina; "but I had no clue to guide me in guessing the Tin Woodman, so I must have missed him.
There was nothing in it to suggest a clue,--some clothes, some books, and a considerable number of curiosities from the Andaman Islands.
Nor have I been disappointed; in this and in all other perplexing cases I have invariably found that our knowledge, imperfect though it be, of variation under domestication, afforded the best and safest clue.
The police have so far been unable to obtain the slightest clue.
Only quite lately in regard to his relations with Anna, Vronsky had begun to feel that his code of principles did not fully cover all possible contingencies, and to foresee in the future difficulties and perplexities for which he could find no guiding clue.
Their pronunciation was quick, and the words they uttered, not having any apparent connection with visible objects, I was unable to discover any clue by which I could unravel the mystery of their reference.
There, hidden among those cryptic singing lines, was the clue.
He could not put his finger on the clue, but that there was a clue he was certain.
It's quite on the cards, sir," he said, "that you have put the clue into our hands.
This must not be, if the clue that leads through the windings of the story is to remain from end to end untangled in my hands.
The Rogue had got the clue he wanted, though he held it with a clumsy hand.
Did you find nothing in the room which could furnish a clue to the murderer?