Spy in a sentence

The word "spy" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of spy and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Spy

  • To gain sight of; to discover at a distance, or in a state of concealment; to espy; to see.
  • To discover by close search or examination.
  • To explore; to view, inspect, and examine secretly, as a country; -- usually with out.
  • To search narrowly; to scrutinize.
  • One who keeps a constant watch of the conduct of others.
  • A person sent secretly into an enemy's camp, territory, or fortifications, to inspect his works, ascertain his strength, movements, or designs, and to communicate such intelligence to the proper officer.
  • (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
  • a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people
  • secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage
  • watch, observe, or inquire secretly
  • catch sight of
  • catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes

How to use spy in a sentence. Spy pronunciation.

Escape, he knew, there was none, if his death was determined on; for spies were everywhere, and slaves in the pay of Kaid were everywhere, and such as were not could be bought or compelled, even if he took refuge in the house of a foreign consul.
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I shall breathe the air of intrigue, shall hear footsteps of spies behind me wherever I go; shall know that even the roses in the garden have ears; that the ground under my feet will telegraph my thoughts.
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Effendina, my money has been busy in the army paying and bribing officers, and my spies were costly.
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Also, from Nahoum's spies he learned of plots and counterplots, chiefly on Achmet's part; and these he hid from Kaid, while he trusted Nahoum-and not without reason, as yet.
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For my Part I am resolv'd to mourn in Sack; for now I need not fear her Spies that us'd to be still harkening at the Door; that I cou'd hardly let a Fart, but it was carryed to her straight by one or other.
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But as he was at Prayer, my Spark endeavouring to get the Weather-Gage of him, that is, the Door: my husband chanc'd to spy him, which so disord'd and affrighted him, that he was ready to sink down.
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Paulus saw in her neither her guilt nor her beauty, but only a child of man trembling on the brink of a fearful danger whom he must save from death at any cost; and the thought that he was at any rate not a spy sent in pursuit of her by her husband, suggested to him the first words which he found courage to address to the desperate woman.
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I don't spy after you; you're mistaken in that.
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But if "Mother" is a dull book, "The Spy" is impossible.
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As for the story that strings the scenes together, though it promised well, with almost every possible element of fictional excitement-buried treasure, and spies, and abductions, and secrets-somehow the result was not wholly up to the expectation thus created.
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By yea and no, I think the oman is a witch indeed; I like not when a oman has a great peard; I spy a great peard under his muffler.
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And when the doctor spies his vantage ripe, To pinch her by the hand, and, on that token, The maid hath given consent to go with him.
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It is true that the individuals whom the Government hunts down by its spies, its arrests, its prosecutions, are men who make a business of breaking the Prohibition law, and most of whom would probably just as readily break other laws if money was to be made by it.
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May the day be not far distant when we shall once more be a nation of sturdy freemen-not kept from mischief to ourselves by a paternal law copper-fastened in the Constitution, not watched like children by a host of guardians and spies and informers, but upstanding Americans loyally obedient to the Constitution, because living under a Constitution which a people of manly freemen can wholeheartedly respect and cherish.
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She wound her ivy spray round her ash-plant, and for the first time for many days, when alone with Ralph, set no spies upon her motives, sayings, and feelings, but surrendered herself to complete happiness.
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He could not play the spy.
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As a general he hanged two respectable foreigners as spies, without sufficient evidence.
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To another was given the proud place of secret spy over the higher circles of Wilna, while my duty was to watch Jitomir and Kiev.
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By the time she arrives, my spies will have posted me.
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The two men separated, Hawke with the knowledge that one of Ram's men had already glided into the swarming household entourage of Hugh Johnstone's stately home, and the spy was on every movement of the strange interior, which defied the Delhi beaux.
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Examples of Spy

Example #1
The lean, invisible, ghastly arm of death could find him, if Kaid willed, though he delved in the bowels of the Cairene earth, or climbed to an eagle's eyrie in the Libyan Hills.
Example #2
Into Nahoum's mind there flashed the words of an Arab teacher, "There is no refuge from God but God Himself," and he found himself blindly wondering, even as he felt Kaid's hand upon his beard and listened to the honeyed words, what manner of death was now preparing for him, and what death of his own contriving should intervene.
Example #3
I pray that I may not hate them less as time goes on.
Example #4
Shall I at last whisper, and follow, and evade, believe in no one, much less in myself, steal in and out of men's confidences to use them for my own purposes?
Example #5
There has been sedition- conspiracy; but until I could get the full proofs I waited; I could but bribe and wait.
Example #6
But the army otherwise is honeycombed with treason.