Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of sleuth.
  • verb The investigation of a crime by a person not officially qualified, such as a policeman.
  • verb Investigation, in general.

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  • noun a police investigation to determine the perpetrator

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Examples

  • Genevieve's main sleuthing consists of a keen sense of smell which she uses to sniff out the trail of the missing cards.

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  • Although the amateur sleuthing is kept more as a backdrop than usual (see CRIMSON SNOW) to the vivid look at 1904 Indiana, fans of the series will enjoy the escapades and trials of Mrs. Cavanaugh.

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  • Our edition of Arturo Perez-Reverte’s seminal novel of book sleuthing is printed in two colors throughout, with nearly twenty original chapter head illustrations, a number of full-color plates, and a “hidden” image on the back of the dust jacket.

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  • Of course, that leads to some interesting adventures in sleuthing.

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  • Of course, that leads to some interesting adventures in sleuthing.

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  • The language here is unfortunate, even if the idea sleuthing is still first rate.

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  • FCC listing may not mention the Legend by name, but some codename and label sleuthing certainly seems to imply that it refers to an HTC Legend with

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  • The language here is unfortunate, even if the idea sleuthing is still first rate.

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  • But their art was not reading, or even "sleuthing," as they sometimes called their literary digging.

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  • There is a small element of competition, but it seems totally trumped by our mutual interest in getting to the heart of the story, even "sleuthing" it, if you will.

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