Spying in a sentence

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Definition of Spying

  • the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
  • the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes
  • keeping a secret or furtive watch

How to use spying in a sentence. Spying pronunciation.

The rowers were moving more slowly now, talking and wondering as to the man who had been spying on them.
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How could I be spying on them when they left the door wide open and the lights turned on?
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So, blinded, choking, I was borne aloft and then, Martin, found myself adrift in water calm as any millpond-a small lagoon, and spying through the dark a grove of palmetto trees presently managed to climb ashore, more dead than alive; and, lying there, I prayed-a thing I had not done for many a year.
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All at once she turned and, spying me, came towards me all smiling, fresh and radiant as the morning.
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And in this moment, as I sat staring up at her, she turned and spying me, waved her hand in cheery greeting and begins to descend these rocks, leaping sure-footed from ledge to ledge, lithe and graceful as any fabled nymph or goddess of them all.
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Spying on my every movement in this way-it is an outrage!
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On landing at Rothesay I was almost immediately approached by a sailor from the 'Diana,' who, spying my name on my luggage, quickly possessed himself of it and told me the motor launch was in waiting to take me over to the yacht.
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Then Gymnast, spying his advantage, alighted from his horse, drew his sword, and laid on great blows upon the thickset and highest crested among them, and overthrew them in great heaps, hurt, wounded, and bruised, being resisted by nobody, they thinking he had been a starved devil, as well in regard of his wonderful feats in vaulting, which they had seen, as for the talk Tripet had with him, calling him poor devil.
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For it was a weird object, this spying head; its face dead-white against the dense green of the verdure, with shocks of long white hair hanging down on each side, framing between them a pair of eyes that gleamed from cavernous sockets, like black glowing beads.
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The person who for the greater part of the afternoon had been spying upon Captain Plum from the security of the thicket was to all appearances a very small and a very old man, though there was something about him that seemed to belie a first guess at his age.
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Under ordinary circumstances this spying through a window would have been repugnant to him.
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They let each other go and stood apart guiltily, as if some one had entered the lane and was spying upon them.
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The smart chaise and the Morgan horse had scarcely disappeared before Margaret Bean came hurriedly out of Lot Gordon's house and went rattling in her starched draperies towards the village; and soon after that the doctor was seen driving thither furiously in his tilting sulky, while windows were opened and spying heads thrust out all along his course.
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Them Timmins lot' were always spying about.
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You were a stranger, and it was thought, I suppose, that you were spying on this place.
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And she went, charged with worries, clasping her bag and her umbrella and smoothing her gloves, and spying downwards at the folds of her mantle.
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And spying Leaper the Locust on the edge of the crowd, he sprang upon him, collared him, and explained that there had been a mistake.
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Maybe there was a camera spying on me now.
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It wasn't spying on me.
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Where you have government always spying on the people, is no good.
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Examples of Spying

Example #1
They passed her talking loudly.
Example #2
One of them was threatening vengeance.
Example #3
At Ruth's interruption, Bob and Edith had jumped up from the desk and stood blushing in the doorway leading from the office to the living room.
Example #4
Suddenly Bob took her hand and together they stepped out into the room before the others.
Example #5
As the dawn came I saw the great wave had hurled me over the barrier reef into this small lagoon, and beyond the reef lay all that remained of my good ship.
Example #6
None the less I set the crew to cutting away her masts and heaving the ordnance overboard (to lighten her thereby), but while this was doing comes a great wave roaring out of the dark and dashing aboard us whirled me up and away, and I, borne aloft on that mighty, hissing sea, strove no more, doubting not my course was run.