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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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Glenarm were the letters between Geoffrey and herself, which she had lost at Craig Fernie, and bent on clearing up the suspicion which pointed to Bishopriggs as the person who was trying to turn the correspondence to pecuniary account.
While suspicion was to be directed against him, she would be making quiet preparations for a very different denouement.
And besides, to come forward and tell everything about himself must include declarations about Bulstrode which would darken the suspicions of others against him.
I have my suspicions of Moody's brains, I can tell you."
Enough of suspicion attaches to him to--no, I think I would not say so, generally.'
"Well, Betteredge," he said, "how does the atmosphere of mystery and suspicion in which we are all living now, agree with you?
Though she spoke guardedly, her next words revealed suspicions of foul play lurking in her mind--exactly reflecting similar suspicions lurking in Crayford's mind--which so distressed the lieutenant, and so surprised his comrades, as to render them quite incapable of answering her.
My suspicion led to results which are part of my story and part of my life.
For a moment, I was inclined to think these changes signified that she had discovered my absence from home during the night, and that she had some suspicion of the true cause of it.
Did no suspicion, excited by my own knowledge of Anne Catherick's resemblance to her, cross my mind, when her face was first revealed to me?
Her memory of the night interview with Miss Jethro had inevitably intensified the suspicion inspired by the conduct of Mrs.
SUSPICIONS amongst thoughts, are like bats amongst birds, they ever fly by twilight.