Reminiscence means recollecting past events and sleuthing means a detective solving mystery. When writing or talking, can it be delivered like this I met a very old friend, we were reminiscing,or reminiscing the past. They have appointed a sleuthing detective.

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    A sleuth is another word for a detective, so it would be tautology to speak of 'a sleuthing detective'. Jan 26, 2022 at 9:13

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Reminiscing implies going over the past, so you shouldn't say reminiscing the past.

There may be uses for sleuthing, but sleuthing detective is too wordy. Sleuth means a detective.

Merriam-Webster sleuth
noun :detective
intransitive verb : to act as a detective : search for information
transitive verb : to search for and discover

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