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suspect

A person identified as possibly having an interest in buying, but who has not yet been contacted or has not yet given any evidence of interest. Contrast with a prospect, who has indicated some interest in buying and who appears to have the desire and the ability to purchase.

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I don't suspect myself, though such cases have been known.
Then I suppose it's Ferdishenko; that is, I mean, you suspect Ferdishenko?
Well," replied the cardinal, who could not for an instant suspect the loyalty of Treville, and who felt that the victory was escaping him, "well, but Athos WAS taken in the house in the Rue des Fossoyeurs.
I always suspect their elders of not having done that kind of reading themselves.
In short, Sophia so greatly overacted her part, that her aunt was at first staggered, and began to suspect some affectation in her niece; but as she was herself a woman of great art, so she soon attributed this to extreme art in Sophia.
The second, who was wiser, laughed at this simplicity; but the third, who was wiser still, answered, "Let us go in, however, for he may think we should not suspect him of going amongst his own countrymen.
I accuse nobody, and I suspect nothing," she broke out abruptly.
LAHORE -- A judicial magistrate on Monday sent three suspects to jail on judicial remand in a case of hurling a shoe at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif during a ceremony at Jamia Naeemia, Garhi Shahu.
KARACHI -- As many as 35 suspects were apprehended during ongoing targeted raids in parts of the metropolis on Sunday.
The Manila Police District (MPD) authorities arrested 12 suspects for possessing illegal drugs in five separate police operations Tuesday night.
Summary: Two Emirati suspects confessed to raping one of the victims
The case dates to October 16, 2014, when the suspects gathered at Jidhafs Municipality building.