Origin of private eye
Words nearby private eye
How to use private eye in a sentence
The standard assignments, and the ones that truly built Kroll’s fortune, are undertaken for law firms and corporations, which regularly hire private eyes to gather evidence in legal disputes, run background checks or scope out takeover targets.
The idea of forcing private eyes to disclose their clients and tactics to a federal regulator have come up in some recent books and opinion pieces.
In a sense, they are the private eyes of the state’s public data, as they investigate the backstories of new coronavirus cases displayed each day on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s dashboard.What’s It Like to Be a Contact Tracer? We Spoke With 3 to Find Out.|by Logan Jaffe|October 1, 2020|ProPublica
ROME — What does it take for a Hollywood A-lister to get a private audience with Pope Francis?Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The family was taking some private moments for a closing of the coffin in keeping with Chinese ritual.
But while his public profile receded, his private life blossomed.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My nickname was Captain, though I was a private, first class.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The role of private investigators has stirred controversy in the investigation.U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years|Shane Harris|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But Lucy had noted, out of the corner of her watchful eye, the arrival of Miss Grains, indignant and perspiring.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Dean Swift was indeed a misanthrope by theory, however he may have made exception to private life.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
As his eye became accustomed to the gloom, David Arden saw traces of gilding on the walls.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
As small letters weary the eye most, so also the smallest affairs disturb us most.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Ripperda's eye fell upon the mantle,—it was discoloured a dark red in many places, he nodded his head, and the man withdrew.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for private eye
Other Idioms and Phrases with private eye
A privately employed detective, as opposed to one working for the police or another authority. For example, The children loved stories about private eyes, and Janey wanted to become one. This expression comes from the term private investigator, the “i” of investigator being changed to “eye,” which plays on the idea of a person looking into things. [1930s]