Origin of inspector
Examples from the Web for inspector
Few of us are as clever as my Inspector Morse-loving friend.
Reports of scheduling fraud and wait time cover-ups kept coming after the 2012 inspector general report.Exclusive: Texas VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,’ Whistleblower Says|Jacob Siegel|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For this inspector, it's all about the bread and butter: so easy to get wrong, almost impossible to perfect.
You settle on the price, and then, when the inspector says the roof is pretty much done, you adjust the price accordingly.Let’s All Stop Feeling Sorry for JPMorgan Chase Having to Pay Billions|Daniel Gross|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Israeli Inspector General Yahanan Danino sounded a positive note: We have [made] a lot of progress.Why Joint Palestinian-Israeli Police Patrols Are Good for Peace|Emily L. Hauser|August 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is, if I may be allowed to say so, the sinister suggestion in your speech, inspector—superintendent I mean.The Green Rust|Edgar Wallace
Their conversation was interrupted by the inspector, who said that the time was up, and the prisoners and their friends must part.Resurrection|Leo Tolstoy
You mustnt speak like that to Inspector McWalsh, he commanded.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal|Wyndham Martyn
Inspector Willis was a good deal exercised by the question of whether or not he should have Archer shadowed.The Pit Prop Syndicate|Freeman Wills Crofts
"You will have your work cut out to build up another one," said the inspector complacently.The Crooked House|Brandon Fleming
British Dictionary definitions for inspector
Word Origin and History for inspector
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).