clue


clue
01. Police are still looking for [clues] in the murder of a local businessman.
02. Detectives are searching through the house of the victim for [clues] which they hope will lead them to the killer.
03. I can't find the answer. Could you give me a [clue]?
04. I don't have a [clue] what to get my wife for our wedding anniversary.
05. An important [clue] to the identity of the murderer is the fact that he smoked French cigarettes, which are only sold in one store in this town.
06. My sister is totally [clueless]; she thinks that the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park were real.
07. The chief [clues] which living things use to show that they are ready to engage in reproductive activity involve sight, smell and sound.
08. No one has a [clue] as to why the secretary is in such a bad mood this morning.
09. Half the [clues] for the crossword puzzle were missing, so I wasn't able to finish it.
10. I'm totally [clueless] when it comes to car engines, so I'm really dependent on my mechanic.
11. Peggy Noonan once said, "I think miracles exist in part as gifts, and in part as [clues] that there is something beyond the flat world we see."
12. The children played a game at the birthday party where they had to follow some [clues] to find little presents for each guest.
13. Carlos doesn't know much about his family's history because his parents were killed when he was a baby. The only [clue] he has about their identity is a photo of himself with his parents in Guatemala City.
14. Context [clues] are often useful in helping you figure out the meaning of new vocabulary.
15. Peter Ackroyd once suggested that murderers can never remember the actual moment of killing. This is why they will always leave a [clue].

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  • Clue — may refer to: Cluedo (known as Clue in North America), a crime fiction board game Clue (video game), based on the board game Clue (musical), based on the board game Clue (book series), based on the board game Clue (film), based on the board game… …   Wikipedia

  • Clue — (kl[=u]), n. [See {Clew}, n.] A ball of thread; a thread or other means of guidance. Same as {Clew}. [1913 Webster] You have wound a goodly clue. Shak. [1913 Webster] This clue once found unravels all the rest. Pope. [1913 Webster] Serve as clues …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clue — ► NOUN ▪ a fact or piece of evidence that helps to clarify a mystery or solve a problem. ► VERB (clues, clued, clueing) (clue in) informal ▪ inform. ● not have a clue Cf. ↑not have a clue …   English terms dictionary

  • clue in — clue (someone) in to give someone information they need or want. I asked David to clue us in on what needed to be done first. He hung the painting to clue in visitors that this was a different kind of place …   New idioms dictionary

  • clue — clue; clue·less; clue·less·ly; …   English syllables

  • clue — [n] hint, evidence cue, dead giveaway*, hot lead*, indication, inkling, intimation, key, lead, mark, notion, pointer, print, proof, sign, solution, suggestion, suspicion, telltale, tip, tip off*, trace, track, wind; concept 274 clue [v] give… …   New thesaurus

  • clue — [klo͞o] n. [var. of CLEW] something that leads out of a perplexity; esp., a fact or object that helps to solve a problem or mystery vt. clued, cluing 1. to indicate by or as by a clue ☆ 2. Informal to provide with the necessary information: often …   English World dictionary

  • clue — I noun data, evidence, finding, guide, hint, idea, index, indication, indicator, information, inkling, insinuation, intimation, key, lead, mark, reason to believe, scent, sign, signal, token II index catchword, hint (noun), hint (verb), indicant …   Law dictionary

  • clue — [kly] n. f. ÉTYM. 1956; mot provençal, de même origine que cluse. ❖ ♦ Géogr. et régional (rare). Cluse en canyon. || Les clues de Haute Provence …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Clue — clue, cluse, cluso nf enceinte fermée par des rochers escarpés; gorge fermée; passage resserré …   Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • Clue — trademark the US name for the game ↑Cluedo …   Dictionary of contemporary English