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Synonyms for agent

that by which something is accomplished or some end achieved

a person who secretly observes others to obtain information

Synonyms for agent

any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

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The agent explained that the houses were built that way, as the purchasers generally preferred to finish the basements to suit their own taste.
Still, they were peasant people, and they hung on to their money by instinct; it was quite in vain that the agent hinted at promptness-- they would see, they would see, they told him, they could not decide until they had had more time.
The Agent was silent and thoughtful for a moment; then he drew the other apart into an unfrequented place and whispered in his ear:
Affair of agent and sealed letter from seven to eight.
What remains before the agent comes?" He looked about the room, and noticed the cage with his white mice in it.
I wish, likewise, with all my heart, that Homer could have known the rule prescribed by Horace, to introduce supernatural agents as seldom as possible.
The only supernatural agents which can in any manner be allowed to us moderns, are ghosts; but of these I would advise an author to be extremely sparing.
Sux hundred hundred went over the side, but four hundred an' ninety-five was all the agents received.
"The Wekley farm wull soon be for sale, so the agents be tellun' me," his wife remarked, slyly watching what effect her announcement would have upon him.
INSURANCE AGENT: Why, your house may burn down at any time.
INSURANCE AGENT: But if your house burns without insurance it
First, disorder was precipitated by the secret agents and the Black Hundreds, then the troops were called out.
In those early days, the agents of the Iron Heel were clumsy in their methods.
What government failed to effect, however, with all its patronage and all its agents, was at length brought about by the enterprise and perseverance of a single merchant, one of its adopted citizens; and this brings us to speak of the individual whose enterprise is the especial subject of the following pages; a man whose name and character are worthy of being enrolled in the history of commerce, as illustrating its noblest aims and soundest maxims.
Astor was in London at the time, and immediately made a contract with the agents of the Northwest Company for furs.