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detective
 n.  investigator; one, usually of police force, who investigates crimes and obtains evidence
Classic Sentence: (134 in 9 pages)
1  I'm a consulting detective, if you can understand what that is.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  Lestrade is a well-known detective.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
3  "I have had so much to do inside the house," the detective said evasively.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
4  That's an art which every detective should be an expert at.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
5  There was a violent peal at the bell, and in a few seconds the fair-haired detective came up the stairs, three steps at a time, and burst into our sitting-room.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
6  "I don't mind if I do," the detective answered.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
7  The detective seated himself in the arm-chair, and puffed complacently at his cigar.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
8  "I next called upon Madame Charpentier," continued the detective.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
9  When Mrs. Charpentier paused," the detective continued, "I saw that the whole case hung upon one point.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
10  "I flatter myself that I have managed it rather neatly," the detective answered proudly.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
11  Gregson and Lestrade seemed to be far from satisfied by this assurance, or by the depreciating allusion to the detective police.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
12  There is no branch of detective science which is so important and so much neglected as the art of tracing footsteps.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
13  He made a sweeping bow to the three of us and walked quietly off in the custody of the detective.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
14  The official detective was attired in a pea-jacket and cravat, which gave him a decidedly nautical appearance, and he carried a black canvas bag in his hand.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
15  He stood now gazing with great reverence at the famous detective.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
Example Sentence: (66 in 5 pages)
16  While Watson was a man of average intelligence, Holmes was a genius, whose gift for ratiocination made him a superb detective.
17  The contradictory evidence should stymie the detective in the robbery investigation.
18  Holmes is portrayed as a detective genius, a man whose mind can pierce through murk and uncertainty to the truth, while Dr. Watson, smart as he might be, is mostly a bumbler when it comes to solving mysteries.
19  Many forms of cancer can be cured if detected early.
20  To explain this, they hypothesise that galaxies must contain a great deal of missing matter which cannot be detected.
21  It takes two to three weeks to grow the culture from which the presence of handicap can be detected.
22  These data show that most cancers are detected as a result of clinical follow - up.
23  A lot of cancers can now be cured if they are detected early.
24  Many serious illnesses can be nipped in the bud if they are detected early enough.
25  Gas was detected in sufficient quantity to warrant careful monitoring.
26  She detected the odor of gas in the room.
27  I detected a smell of gas.
28  As she walked into the house she detected the smell of gas.
29  I detected a faint note of weariness in his voice.
30  He detected a ship moving down the starboard side of the submarine.