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Common multi-word phrases that nearly rhyme with detective:

6 letters:
ex div


7 letters:
belt in,
belt is,
bent in,
best if,
best in,
best is,
best it,
cent in,
cent is


8 letters:
tex. civ,
bent ear,
bent his,
chest in,
chest is,
cleft in,
erect in,
agent in,
agent is


9 letters:
breast is,
check bit,
checks in,
affect in,
affect it,
defect in,
defect is,
detect in,
direct in,
direct it,
effect if,
effect in,
effect is,
effect it,
expect in,
expect it,
object in,
object is,
object it,
reject it,
select it,
accept in,
accept it,
arrest in,
arrest is


10 letters:
checked in,
blessed in,
blessed is,
check this,
check with,
affect him,
affect his,
collect in,
collect it,
connect it,
direct his,
direct hit,
effect his,
expect him,
perfect in,
project in,
project is,
protect it,
reflect in,
respect in,
respect is,
respect it,
subject in,
subject is,
subject it,
suspect in,
suspect it,
accept him,
accept his,
arrest him,
complex in,
complex is


11 letters:
checked his,
chest heave,
check being,
check there,
check which,
objec tives,
collect his,
protect him,
protect his,
reflect his,
respect him,
respect his,
assessed in


12 letters:
affect lives,
access still,
amenhotep iv


13 letters:
wrecked lives,
perfect lives,
project lives,
protect lives,
subject lives,
aware routing,
confessed his,
acquiesced in



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