Examples from the Web for detective
On Thursday, Detective Superintendent McDonald described his account as “harrowing” and compelling.Victim: I Watched British MPs Rape and Murder Young Boys|Nico Hines|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Glock family feud gets messier with new court documents alleging that gun magnate Gaston had a detective follow his ex-wife.
Back at police headquarters, Chief of Police Michael Floore Sr. ran out of the detective bureau, barking into a walkie talkie.
She had a simple answer to my inquiry about the calls that were never returned—from her or anyone else in the detective bureau.
On the second floor I rang a buzzer at the door of the detective bureau.
The detective's clothes were too new and his companion's too old.The Illustrious Prince|E. Phillips Oppenheim
It seemed that the spirit was that of Vidocq, the French detective.The Autobiography of a Quack And The Case Of George Dedlow|S. Weir Mitchell
"Never mind, old man," said Hodge, as he resumed the cigarette and brought forth the detective story again.Frank Merriwell's Chums|Burt L. Standish
I returned to Marlstone, and faced your friend the detective with such nerve as I had left.The Woman in Black|Edmund Clerihew Bentley
And that I sent next for Detective Bathurst, warning him that you were surrounded by enemies.The Diamond Coterie|Lawrence L. Lynch
British Dictionary definitions for detective
- a police officer who investigates crimes
- See private detective
- (as modifier)a detective story