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synonyms for sleuth

  • gumshoe
  • private detective
  • private eye
  • agent
  • bloodhound
  • cop
  • dick
  • eavesdropper
  • flatfoot
  • investigator
  • sleuthhound
  • spy
  • tail
  • tracker
  • P.I.
  • police officer
  • private investigator
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How to use sleuth in a sentence

Judge Thomas Hogan said he knew “the government was trying” but questioned why new video was only found that day by online sleuths.
D.C. JUDGES EXPRESS FRUSTRATION ABOUT POSSIBLE LENIENCY IN CAPITOL RIOT CASESRACHEL WEINERAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Another online sleuth built an algorithm that searched the most popular Fenn-based YouTube shows to see if anyone named “Jack” had been mentioned before Stuef’s name was revealed to the public.
THE PEOPLE STILL SEARCHING FOR FORREST FENN’S TREASUREAWISEJULY 22, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
It’s a bunch of open-access data that anyone can submit and that lots of amateur sleuths can then comb through.
TUCKER CARLSON’S WORST VACCINE SEGMENT YETAARON BLAKEMAY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The reason finding the very first people with covid-19 is important is it would let disease sleuths look for shared factors, like jobs or habits.
NO ONE CAN FIND THE ANIMAL THAT GAVE PEOPLE COVID-19ANTONIO REGALADOMARCH 26, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Apps meant disease sleuths wouldn’t have to rely on an individual’s memory, and they could ease strain on the authorities monitoring an outbreak.
DIGITAL CONTACT TRACING BROUGHT TECH RIVALS TOGETHER WHILE THE PANDEMIC KEPT US APARTLINDSAY MUSCATOFEBRUARY 24, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
In arguing points of law he had the tenacity of a bull-dog and the keenness of a sleuth-hound.
REMINISCENCES OF CHARLES BRADLAUGHGEORGE W. FOOTE
"Red-headed party found at Woodstock," the valiant sleuth had wired with unusual delicacy and caution.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
All we've got to do now is to play the sleuth when he leaves the cabin.
THE CALL OF THE BEAVER PATROLV. T. SHERMAN
A thousand reporters, cunning as monkeys, active as sleuth-hounds, are on the track.
AMERICAN SKETCHESCHARLES WHIBLEY
But she was too preoccupied with the importance of the discovery to dwell on his gifts as a sleuth.
HIDDEN GOLDWILDER ANTHONY
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