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detective

noun agent, criminologist, espier, examiner, indagator, inquirer, inquiry agent, inspector, investigator, prober
Associated concepts: police detectives, private detective
See also: peace officer, spy
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Now if you could get an old veteran detective down from St.
He has his own little methods, which are, if he won't mind my saying so, just a little too theoretical and fantastic, but he has the makings of a detective in him.
He stood now gazing with great reverence at the famous detective.
At a wooden table in front of the window, which normally looked out on this landscape, sat two men in plain clothes, but with something of a military bearing, for indeed they were the two chiefs of the detective service of that district.
The detective rose from his seat and walked around the room.
I am going to the Head Office; and I have got a letter of introduction to the chief inspector in the detective department.
A DETECTIVE searching for the murderer of a dead man was accosted by a Clew.
They were a deputy sheriff from Napa and a detective from San Francisco-- Holker and Jaralson, respectively.
The only unofficial consulting detective," he answered.
He thought his detective brain as good as the criminal's, which was true.
When the editor-in-chief was in possession of the precious foot and informed as to the train of intelligent deductions the boy had been led to make, he was divided between the admiration he felt for such detective cunning in a brain of a lad of sixteen years, and delight at being able to exhibit, in the "morgue window" of his paper, the left foot of the Rue Oberskampf.
Do you mean to say you don't know a detective when you see one, Bunny?

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