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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INFORMERS

Now as to these informers, may the devil be let loose to—but, hold!

The informers were the natural but most accursed products of the Conventicle Acts.

The most persistent, the most dangerous, the craftiest, the most systematic of informers.

Informers were promised one-third of the property of the condemned.

Here the reader will naturally ask, "Of what did these informers accuse him?"

As you say so properly, it is not for us to be the informers.

The voices of a thousand informers were silenced in an instant.

The informers call you a heretic, a sorcerer, who has bewitched the king.

The progress of the conspiracy was reported by informers, of whom there was no lack.

You know, or ought to know, the rule of this school as to informers.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., enfourmer "instructor, teacher," native agent noun from inform and also from Old French enformeor. Meaning "one who gives information against another" (especially in reference to law-breaking) is c.1500.

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