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private detective

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Synonyms for private detective

  • detective
  • gumshoe
  • private eye
  • sleuth
  • PI
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • beagle
  • dick
  • eye
  • flatfoot
  • inquiry agent
  • inspector
  • investigator
  • operative
  • private dick
  • skip tracer
  • sleuthhound
  • spotter
  • tec
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Do I understand that this is the private detective of whom I have heard so much?

I am a private detective, and I am endeavouring to explain his disappearance.

The mysterious Morton proved to be a private detective, employed by Archer.

It was given to the private detective who was searching for her.

He had all the English private detective's fear of posing as the genuine article.

It's just as well you left the private detective business and went on the stage.

I do not suppose there is any harm in my hiring a private detective.

But I know a private detective who's worked for clients of mine.

When I'd heard what she had to say I proposed to employ a private detective.

This employment of a private detective was a sore point with the Inspector.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRIVATE DETECTIVE

inquirer

nounquestioner
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