Example sentences for: detective

How can you use “detective” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Meanwhile, the representative from the Puerto Rican detective's group was saying: "My community'' will make her pay dearly for this, we will make her walk the line-which is a laugh, really-because they have nowhere to go.

  • The wide-angle lenses spread the images out obscenely, so that the whole movie takes on the sweaty fatness of Welles' Detective Hank Quinlan, and our own sense of space is continually violated.

  • Scarpetta was the American counterpart, in a way, to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison of the British TV series Prime Suspect . As sales skyrocketed, Cornwell hired a staff of researchers to help work up her autopsy nightmares.

  • As Detective Bud White, Crowe is a beefy thug with a compulsion to rough up wife-beaters.

  • Under the control of the Department of War, its first head was the legendary private detective Allan Pinkerton, a friend of McClellan's who had learned of--and helped avert--an attempt on Lincoln's life in 1861.


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