Example sentences for: pinkerton

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  • --Darlene Pinkerton, not embarrassed to have placed an ad on behalf of an infertile couple, offering $50,000 to a leggy, brainy egg donor.

  • The issue did not take for Gore, but the exchange attracted the interest of Jim Pinkerton, the research director for the then flailing Bush campaign.

  • One might regard it as a popular combination of Carl Darling Buck's A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages (1949 and 1988) and A Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (1933), both University of Chicago Press, with something of Edward Pinkerton's Word for Word , Verbatim Books (1982), and my Suffixes and Word-Final Elements of English (1982) and Prefixes and Word-Initial Elements of English (1984), both Gale Research, thrown in.

  • 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.

  • Other books, which I still believe to be good ( Word for Word , by Edward C. Pinkerton), amusing ( Wordsmanship , by Claurène duGran, a thinly disguised anagram of Laurence Urdang), and useful ( Verbatim Volumes I-VI and the Index thereto, altogether four books), have not fared so well: indeed, a substantial portion of the stock at our warehouse in Pennsylvania consists of Word for Word and the Verbatim volumes.


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