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usu·al sus·pects

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  1. usual suspects(Noun)

    The people, often scapegoats, routinely arrested in response to a crime

  2. usual suspects(Noun)

    The people or things that would be routinely expected to appear in a particular context

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of usual suspects in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of usual suspects in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of usual suspects in a Sentence

  1. The EU official:

    We need to spread the word beyond the usual suspects.

  2. Kevin Spacey:

    I was their 2nd choice for 'Usual Suspects,' 4th choice for 'American Beauty' and 15th choice to host this year's Tony Awards. I think my career is definitely going in the right direction, maybe I can get shortlisted to host the Oscars if everyone else turns it down.

  3. Sarah Palin:

    The usual suspects, they just went loco, barking their tired old death threats against us. And I’m thinking, get in line!

  4. Joel Connelly:

    A fair number of people I talked to Saturday night were in this for the first time, it was not simply a rally of the usual suspects.

  5. Douglas Ollivant:

    The voters always have the last word and could well decide to return to the usual suspects, in the same political alignments, to parliament, further, it is not at all clear that this hoped-for diversity increases stability, or in any way makes for a more functional or less corrupt government once it is formed.

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