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Definition a detective; or the process of secretly inquiring or secretly following someone
  • Indeed, it continues to this day, as historians and amateur sleuths alike debate a never-ending list of conspiracy theories.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Here comes our American sleuth, Mr. Hardman.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • 'Brilliant Danny,' said Favell: 'becoming quite a sleuth in your old age, aren't you?
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • She hugged her and promised to let her know about the results of her sleuthing.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana's Suitcase
  • Jane's sleuthing efforts had completely failed.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Aunt Bessie Smail sleuthed out this anarchy.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • After Tepper had revealed all the government's super sleuthing, I figured they were still spying on me.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Duane had never dreamed of any sleuth-hound tendency in his nature, but now he felt something like one.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • And the sleuth-hounds of the law, the paid fighting animals of society, with telephone, and telegraph, and special train, clung to his trail night and day.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Like sleuth-hounds too The Fates pursue.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • You're the fashionable private sleuth, aren't you?
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • On it was written: Dear Miss Sleuth, or, to be more exact, Miss Burglar.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • "Good sleuthing takes practice," he continued.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Thenardier intuitively felt that Javert was still there; the man spied upon has a scent which never deceives him; it was necessary to fling a bone to that sleuth-hound.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The boy-sleuth.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • All the afternoon he sat in the stalls wrapped in the most perfect happiness, gently waving his long, thin fingers in time to the music, while his gently smiling face and his languid, dreamy eyes were as unlike those of Holmes the sleuth-hound, Holmes the relentless, keen-witted, ready-handed criminal agent, as it was possible to conceive.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Eventually, and after a great deal of sleuthing, the police got hold of the rumor circulating in Churchill to the effect that I was a Secret Service agent who had been sent to spy on the floating Russian bases at the pole, and they so reported to Ottawa, adding that they did not like being made mock of, and the next time the Department wanted something found, it had better be honest with them.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • The plague has put an effective stop to police inquiries, sleuthings, warrants of arrest, and so forth.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • The population of Great Britain turned itself into an army of amateur sleuths.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • And after you do some sleuthing tonight, the facts will back me up.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush

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