Example sentences for: detective

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

  • It is not because we are old that we like the polite, civilized detective story.

  • The new Denzel Washington crime thriller is said to suffer from an overwrought screenplay and a far-fetched conceit: A detective battles a demon that jumps from one person to another when they touch.

  • Cowboy, detective, gangster, thriller, western —all refer to film categories, though gangster (or, rather, gangsterism ) can be many kinds of coercive behavior, even schoolyard bullying.

  • Detective Young was able to indulge in his cheap moralizing four centuries later because back then, everything about sugar was suspect--its novelty and potency, its exotic origin in Moorish Spain, its pure pharmocopoeal whiteness.

  • For many years, Great Britain has been the source of TV detective stories.

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