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See definition of pis on Dictionary.com
  • as inprivate investigator
  • as insleuth
  • as inprivate detective

synonyms for pis

  • P.I.
  • inquiry agent
  • private detective
  • private dick
  • private eye
  • private investigator
  • sleuth
  • detective
  • gumshoe
  • investigator
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • agent
  • beagle
  • bird dog
  • bloodhound
  • dick
  • skip tracer
  • sleuthhound
  • snoop
  • spotter
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How to use pis in a sentence

It would be time enough to give in, and make the best of a pis aller , when he was forced to do so.
THE KELLYS AND THE O'KELLYSANTHONY TROLLOPE
If the facts showed them irreconcilable, tant pis pour les faits.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
"So much the worse both for you and your son;" tant pis pour vous et pour votre fils, said Rousseau.
LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF DAVID HUME, VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHN HILL BURTON
The weakest point in pis construction is of course the framing around openings.
CASA GRANDE RUINCOSMOS MINDELEFF
Pis′ciform, in shape like a fish: having the form of a fish; Pis′cine, pertaining to fishes; Pisciv′orous, feeding on fishes.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Pis′ciculture, the rearing of fish by artificial methods; Pis′ciculturist, a fish-culturist.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Pistoleer′, one armed with a pistol; Pis′tolet, a little pistol; Pis′tol-shot.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Pistol, pis′tol, n. a small hand-gun, held in one hand when fired.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Precipice, pres′i-pis, n. a very steep place: any steep descent: a perpendicular bank or cliff.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Resipiscence, res-i-pis′ens, n. change to a better frame of mind.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
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