His rising voice had taken on inspector Clouseau inflections, surprising for a fulltime Southern Californian.
You settle on the price, and then, when the inspector says the roof is pretty much done, you adjust the price accordingly.
The appearance of the inspector has inspired a good fifty people to take that advice and flee.
Very calmly and naturally she shows the inspector her ticket.
If an inspector gets on, he blocks the doors of the bus and anyone freeloading is fined.
He passed within a few feet of where Craig and the inspector were talking.
"Nonsense," said the inspector, and pushing her roughly aside he stepped into the room.
Again the inspector looked at me with that compassionate expression that irritated me beyond words.
Deborah was no fool and saw that the inspector was determined to make her do what he wanted.
inspector Dunbar sat up very straight, his brows drawn down over the tawny eyes.
c.1600, "overseer, superintendent," from Latin inspector, agent noun from past participle stem of inspicere (see inspection). As a police ranking between sergeant and superintendent, it dates from 1840. Related: Inspectorial. Of the 18c. feminine formations, inspectrix (1715) is earlier than inspectress (1785).