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What I saw was a careful and ingenious reporter ferret out a fraud with care.

That alone provides a powerful incentive for civil society to try to ferret out the numbers.

Lots of people at SAC work extremely hard to ferret out good investing ideas.

The investigation, he said, would ferret out government responsibility for the tragedy.

Even foreign journalists inside the city have struggled to ferret out information.

A soldier is not a conjurer that he should be handed over a fully laden ship and told to ferret out a fuse key.

We cannot even begin to ferret out and discuss all the psychological problems that are concealed behind these bland tables.

Positively the only way to detect such fictitious allowances for damages, is to ferret out each case by itself.

Leaving detachments to ferret out prisoners from the deeper dug-outs, the French made for the second line.

Mr. Bassett said that his colleague could not always adhere to the principle that it was his duty to ferret out every error.


On this page you'll find 59 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ferret out, such as: ascertain, bring to light, drive out, get at, sniff out, and uncover.

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