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  • nounperson who delivers news
  • nouninformer

synonyms for informants

  • accuser
  • adviser
  • announcer
  • betrayer
  • blabbermouth
  • canary
  • crier
  • deep throat
  • double-crosser
  • herald
  • interviewer
  • journalist
  • messenger
  • newscaster/newsperson
  • notifier
  • preacher
  • propagandist
  • rat
  • reporter
  • sneak
  • source
  • stool pigeon
  • tattler
  • tattletale
  • rat
  • sneak
  • source
  • fink
  • stoolie
  • snitch
  • tattletale
  • canary
  • nark
  • tipster
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How to use informants in a sentence

Sundry gentlemen were willing to undertake the job; so at least local informants assured us.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
The stars, his informants, were as communicative on the most trivial as on the most important subjects.
WITCH, WARLOCK, AND MAGICIANWILLIAM HENRY DAVENPORT ADAMS
Such is Trithemius' account in his chronicle: we may wonder how closely he had questioned his informants.
THE AGE OF ERASMUSP. S. ALLEN
As my informants were his countrymen, I could only gather that his qualities were such as Hungarians held in esteem.
THAT BOY OF NORCOTT'SCHARLES JAMES LEVER
It has been presented to us in this complicated fashion because our informants did not know how to speak simply.
CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGYHANS GROSS
To return to Vauxhall, Angelo and other informants supply us with a hint or two of the company.
ROWLANDSON THE CARICATURIST. FIRST VOLUMEJOSEPH GREGO
"Your Grace seems to have trustworthy informants," said the Chamberlain less boldly, but in no measure abashed.
DOOM CASTLENEIL MUNRO
Informants state that the various bear doctors all over the country knew each other.
POMO BEAR DOCTORSSAMUEL ALFRED BARRETT
While differing in some details from the explanations received from informants, it confirms them in substance.
POMO BEAR DOCTORSSAMUEL ALFRED BARRETT
I may call him Smidt for convenience; my informants are not sure of the name, after a lapse of forty years.
THE WOODLANDS ORCHIDSFREDERICK BOYLE
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