Like his countrymen in so many fields of endeavor, he was a free agent, not an agent of the state.
“Peter called agents for me, and people came to see me in that play, and I ended up getting an agent from it,” she says.
From the stand, Flemmi mentioned the name of H. Paul Rico, a now-deceased FBI agent of great renown in the annals of the bureau.
“Max, [my] agent, make me rich,” she says, the crowd roaring.
Later they found a Lebanese-American agent who spoke some Arabic.
His business was to act as agent for American purchasers and European dealers.
Something in the agent's attitude of literary absorption aggravated him.
The agent seemed disappointed, but he gave Nat the directions.
I was given a note of identification to the Paris agent of the bank.
On reaching the Casino he found that he would have no difficulty in seeing the agent.
late 15c., "one who acts," from Latin agentem (nominative agens) "effective, powerful," present participle of agere "to set in motion, drive, lead, conduct" (see act (n.)). Meaning "any natural force or substance which produces a phenomenon" is from 1550s. Meaning "deputy, representative" is from 1590s. Sense of "spy, secret agent" is attested by 1916.
1610s, from agent (n.).
agent a·gent (ā'jənt)
A force or substance, such as a chemical, that causes a change.
A substance that can bring about a chemical reaction or a biological effect. Compare reagent.