[ US /dɪˈtɛktɪv/ ]
[ UK /dɪtˈɛktɪv/ ]
  1. a police officer who investigates crimes
  2. an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
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How To Use detective In A Sentence

  • One can only guess at the research and detective work that has gone into the bald details recorded for each piece.
  • Oddly, these TV wreck detectives are always trying to find out something which the experienced real divers nannying them around the wreck discovered when they first dived the ship 20 years ago.
  • A private detective was hired to conduct the investigation .
  • The year-long investigation has five detectives and two police staff working on it full time. Times, Sunday Times
  • A senior detective who led the hunt for two armed robbers behind a series of terrifying raids across Bradford today told of the desperate race against time to catch them before someone was shot.
  • Nobody, not even the young actress girlfriend of the main detective, is dressed to impress. Tin Boxes
  • Sometimes crime investigation is so difficult, like the real stumper for Fort Worth, Texas, detectives.
  • Criticism that police may have been slow in responding was rejected by detective inspector Watson.
  • Hanne's physical restriction gives new meaning to the term "armchair detective. Mystery
  • The scheme became a common trope in detective fiction, but there are almost no documented cases of a criminal forging another person's fingerprint.
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