Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DETECTIVES

Behind him came Cassidy and two other detectives in plain clothes.

Why not have detectives as guards—as if I wore a fortune in diamonds?

She would, in no circumstances, have detectives about the place.

I knew the moment they missed the documents they would have the detectives on my track.

"You make me feel as if I were with detectives," she said, laughing, but uneasily.

Had Vinson and the priest been warned that detectives were hot on their trail?

Citizens who were not detectives at all tried their hands at the work.

The fate of the detectives of “The Pale Avengers” was to be his!

"He was stringin' you," said one of the detectives, at last.

We learn that information has been sworn, and the matter is in the hands of the detectives.