Once the idea exists
it cannot be killed
This is the work of a singleminded person
Someone who knew firsthand about Sir Eustace's mental cruelty
The dark secret
kept from all but her closest friends
including Emelia Ricoletti
the woman her husband wronged all those years before
If one disregards the ghost
there is only one suspect
Isn't that right, Lady Carmichael?
One small detail doesn't quite make sense to me however
Why engage me to prevent a murder
you intended to commit?
Doesn't quite make sense
"doesn't quite make sense"
Of course it doesn't make sense, it's not real
No, not you
It can't be you
only thinking about six particular aim or goal because you are determined to achieve sth
the single-minded pursuit of power
She is very single-minded about her career.
commit a crime, etc.
to do sth wrong or illegal
to commit murder / adultery, etc.
Most crimes are committed by young men.
appalling crimes committed against innocent children
to not consider sth; to treat sth as unimportant
The board completely disregarded my recommendations.
Safety rules were disregarded.