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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A detective who follows a trail v. - Watch, observe, or inquire secretly.

Usage examples (33)
  • My sleuth is thinner, blonder, and younger than I am, and I like it that way.
  • The word sleuth Barry Popik seems to have found the earliest known publisheduse of the term in its figurative sense.
  • Skeptical of the whole "good works" thing, he volunteered to usher in order to "sleuth" the real truth behind all the love-talk.
  • However, this sleuth will be persistently shadowed. for more
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