Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of spy.
  • v. Third person singular present tense of spy.

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  • n. Plural form of spy.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of spy.

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Examples

  • US intel community inefficient, unmanageable* nation's spies, contractors braced for post expose* how congress fueled the rise of private spies* intel chief: don't get 'shrill' about spooks-for-hire* video: max keiser on nsa, cia & secret america*

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  • He has this lovely passage a few paragraphs from the end, “Faith in spies is mystical, fuelled by fantasy and halfway to religion.”

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch » 2008 » December

  • I'll wager my head that one of the spies is the same chap who's been asking Pedro about me.

    Spice and the Devil's Cave

  • The Septuagint and others consider the Hebrew word "spies" a proper name, and render it: "Came by the way of Atharim towards Arad" [Kennicott]. he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners -- This discomfiture was permitted to teach them to expect the conquest of

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Thus, despite the sincerity of official spokesmen, the public cannot look upon the incident as a simple “inconvenience,” or (as Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita treated it) a mere laughing matter; it is of the utmost seriousness — because as we have learned from sad experience, military intelligence agents take their cue directly from Malacañang: as spies from a private army.

    Global Voices in English » Philippines: National Artist Under Surveillance

  • Unless of course the enemy is way ahead of her and has booby trapped it with protruding bayonets and land mines, which Caitlin spies at the last minute and escapes death - to quote maxwell smart ‘by that much’.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Gentlemen’s Club.

  • OrenWithAnE says: what i mean by real threat, was that it was in fact ... real the idea that mccarthy did more harm than soviet spies is ridiculous.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Taking the Washington Post to School

  • May 23, 2010, 10: 11 pm zoltan says: whit: the idea that mccarthy did more harm than soviet spies is ridiculous.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Taking the Washington Post to School

  • Among those identified are Julius and Ethel Rosenberg; Alger Hiss; Harry Dexter White, [15] the second-highest official in the Treasury Department; Lauchlin Currie, [16] a personal aide to Franklin Roosevelt; and Maurice Halperin, [17] a section head in the Office of Strategic Services and lotsmore the idea that mccarthy did more harm than soviet spies is ridiculous.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Taking the Washington Post to School

  • In our 12-month, 2009 calendar, the greatest sci-fi themes and motifs are explored like never before, from epic space operas to more intimate retro-chic, ala your favorite sexy super spies from the 60s.

    Cool Stuff: Nerdcore Calendar Goes Sci-Fi in 2009 | /Film

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