agent


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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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First, disorder was precipitated by the secret agents and the Black Hundreds, then the troops were called out.
Not alone was their work confined to unseen warfare with the secret agents of the Oligarchy.
First, the weeding out from our circles of the secret agents of the Oligarchy.
We permeated the entire organization of the Iron Heel with our agents, while our own organization was permeated with the agents of the Iron Heel.
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.
And so they went and told the agent that they were ready to make the agreement.
The agent had the deed all ready, and invited them to sit down and read it; this Szedvilas proceeded to do--a painful and laborious process, during which the agent drummed upon the desk.
I will offer my canaries and my cockatoo to this vast Metropolis--my agent shall present them in my name to the Zoological Gardens of London.
It was not till five minutes past seven that the gate bell rang, and the agent made his appearance.
He took the agent (a foreign spy, in every line of his face, if ever there was one yet) into a corner of the room, whispered some directions to him, and then left us together.
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.
In the last place, the actions should be such as may not only be within the compass of human agency, and which human agents may probably be supposed to do; but they should be likely for the very actors and characters themselves to have performed; for what may be only wonderful and surprizing in one man, may become improbable, or indeed impossible, when related of another.
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.
Astor was in London at the time, and immediately made a contract with the agents of the Northwest Company for furs.