suspect

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  • Info In the law enforcement jargon, a suspect is a known person suspected of committing a crime. more...
  • They must hand the suspect over to the police immediately and no later than three hours.
  • Until then, no one ever suspected it was not a real person.
  • Her father is eventually killed and her mother becomes the prime suspect.
  • Care must be taken however to not make the larger action so big that it becomes suspect.
  • But we never suspected a thing until we went away on holiday.
  • On the strength of this evidence the police agreed to release the suspect.
  • It soon turned out there was much more to this case when suspects started to turn up dead.
  • Due to poor record-keeping, he was never considered as a possible suspect by the police.
  • They had been gone some time, of course, before any one thought of suspecting flight. Cited from The Big Otter, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • It is suspected of being old but its age is unknown.
  • They are suspected of being the most significant known factor in species loss in Australia.
  • He suspected that they did not entirely support his revolution.
  • A doctor called on him and took his temperature, but did not suspect serious problems.
  • Besides, even they, were we living among them, would have no reason for suspecting our story. Cited from The Tiger of Mysore, by G. A. Henty
  • I have been under pay from both parties, each suspecting me of standing with the opposition. Cited from Moriah's Mourning and Other Half-Hour Sketches, by Ruth McEnery Stuart
  • The girls write a list of suspects of who could be responsible.
  • The game allowed for play of up to eight remaining characters, providing for nine suspects in total.
  • The police considered the brothers suspects, but did not have any evidence.
  • So hours might pass without anyone even suspecting you were gone. Cited from Legacy, by James H Schmitz
  • He is shot outside her window, but no-one suspects he was leaving, not trying to get in.
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Meaning of suspect

  • noun Someone who is under suspicion
  • verb Imagine to be the case or true or probable
    I suspect he is a fugitive, I surmised that the butler did it
  • verb Hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty
    The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks