Example sentences for: pinkerton

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

  • When Lincoln fired the famously inept McClellan, Pinkerton went, too.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "That's the first time I paid attention," said Pinkerton.

  • In the 19 th century it meant Pinkerton's, which yesterday agreed to be purchased by Sweden's Securitas AB for $384 million.


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