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inquiry agent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inquiry agent a private detective
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Usage

In literature:

Mr. Hoopdriver as a Private Inquiry Agent, a Sherlock Holmes in fact, keeping these two people 'under observation.
"The Wheels of Chance" by H. G. Wells
The private inquiry agent that Tom had engaged to find O'Malley had been unsuccessful in his work.
"Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive" by Victor Appleton
He had already made arrangements to leave Scotland Yard and set up, single-handed, as a private inquiry agent.
"The Grey Room" by Eden Phillpotts
The agent's report informed me that the person who had finally baffled his inquiries was an aged Catholic priest, long resident at Clovelly.
"The Black Robe" by Wilkie Collins
No doubt for the purpose of facilitating the inquiries of the agents of the Surete?
"The Mystery of the Yellow Room" by Gaston Leroux
Both ex-Scotland Yard men, and now in business for themselves as private inquiry agents.
"The Borough Treasurer" by Joseph Smith Fletcher
Agents to make special inquiries as to practice and teaching of school hygiene.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
That is why I term myself rather a missionary than a private inquiry agent.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
Let us push our inquiries as to the nature of this all-powerful agent.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
The agent, on his side, had made inquiries.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
The young Italian was impatient to learn the results of the agent's inquiries.
"Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf" by George W. M. Reynolds
Private inquiry agent, no doubt.
"The Chestermarke Instinct" by J. S. Fletcher
The station agent came in as the train pulled away, and Lambert made inquiry of him concerning the sheriff.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
But curiosity rankled, and inquiry through an agent was another matter.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Upon my word, when we return to civilization, I think I shall embark upon the career of a private inquiry agent.
"The Red Rat's Daughter" by Guy Boothby
I'd like to have a further talk with that agent before we set out to make other inquiries.
"Air Service Boys Over The Rhine" by Charles Amory Beach
Thirty-five and a private inquiry agent!
"Max Carrados" by Ernest Bramah
In point of fact, your men have been instructed to make no such inquiries, but only to endeavor to trace where Simcoe's agent drives to.
"The Lost Heir" by G. A. Henty
Had she attempted to buy a ticket of the station agent, undoubtedly he would have made some inquiry.
"Carolyn of the Corners" by Ruth Belmore Endicott
He had come, in the first place, as a sort of private inquiry agent.
"When It Was Dark" by Guy Thorne
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In news:

Warriors guard/small forward Brandon Rush drives to the basket against… (Larry W. The Lakers have made preliminary inquiries about free-agent small forwards Nick Young and Brandon Rush, The Times has learned.
The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that Rep Michael Grimm, a former FBI agent, is under investigation for possible campaign finance violations, but said it is deferring the inquiry because of a separate Justice Department probe.
A new customer service system at Palm Beach Jewelry routes more product inquiries to top-selling agents.
Because of the changing call volumes and variety of customer inquiries, you must have a workforce management system in place to properly schedule contact center agents.
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