Example sentences for: detective

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

  • He's "the last of Hollywood's sex-god aristocrats" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ). The praise is less fulsome for Twilight , in which Newman plays a retired detective who is talked into investigating a murder even though his lover (Susan Sarandon) is implicated . The self-conscious cracks about aging and the stylish shots of Los Angeles are said to be entertaining, but the movie's pace is deemed sluggish.

  • Andrew Kevin Walker, the screenwriter of Seven (1995) and of the new snuff-film thriller 8MM , must have grown up watching hundreds of hours of kinky detective shows.

  • It's a single, 20 minute tracking shot that holds on Atlantic City Detective Rick Santoro (Nicolas Cage) as he bounds around the arena that's the site of a heavyweight championship fight.

  • The latest comedy by smirkmeister Jim Carrey ( Ace Ventura: Pet Detective ), currently the No.

  • After initial jeers, critics extend a warmer welcome to Martin Amis' detective novel, Night Train . "The novel draws its energies from the linguistic pyrotechnics of Nabokov and the human immensities of Bellow," says John Lanchester in The New Yorker , where Amis is regularly published.


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