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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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Tell us about it," said the detective with careless curiosity.
Bullock Street," said the detective, and shot up that thoroughfare as quickly as the strange couple he pursued.
So far the crime seemed clear enough; and while the detective pitied the priest for his helplessness, he almost despised Flambeau for condescending to so gullible a victim.
Behind that tree," said Father Brown, pointing, "are two strong policemen and the greatest detective alive.
The other detectives followed him at a reluctant trot.
Once over an abrupt dip of land and a dense tangle of thickets, the detectives actually lost the two figures they were following.
He seemed almost to hear the sniggers of the English detectives whom he had brought so far on a fantastic guess only to listen to the metaphysical gossip of two mild old parsons.
In front of us were "the detectives in charge of the case.
I think every one was a little surprised that it should be he and not one of the official detectives who took the initiative.
Season 1 of "True Detective" stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as the two detectives of Louisiana state police.
Detective Brothers said Firefighter Giannette started a motorcycle club charity called Bikers Against Abusing Kids, or BAAK.

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