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special agent

an investigator in a law enforcement agency.
an insurance sales representative.
Origin of special agent
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The special agent of a company that he has for a year been working to get, has been in town.

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  • The origin of this special agent System will be given elsewhere.

  • The special agent asked to see the room Berliner had occupied.

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  • "The shot must have been fired from a sawed-off shotgun," said the special agent.

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  • But all the time the special agent was playing to his own advantage.

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