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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of espy.

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Examples

  • He peeps in around the door and espies Mrs. Starkweather.

    THEFT

  • Consider a dog who espies a roguish-looking fellow down the street.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • In Aesop, the Fox espies a juicy bunch of grapes and leaps ­repeatedly at the overhanging vine.

    Children's Books

  • Alter also espies the dim outlines of a New Jerusalem, a city of virtue, arising along the Potomac, and none too soon: "During the Reagan-Bush years, Washington lost its sense of shame."

    Purring Along The Potomac

  • The mortified bonnet of Mrs Miff is sharply turned towards them, for she espies in this early visit indications of a runaway match.

    Dombey and Son

  • Moving towards the center, one espies a wooded area and beyond that, an elevation known as the Langenridge.

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  • Peering through its cloudy surface, deformed and distorted by the ever changing perspectives of theory, man faintly espies certain stable relationships and recurring events.

    NEW EVIDENCE THAT DARK MATTER IS ROLAND UNIFIED FIELD

  • But suppose, advancing into the forest in search of the tiger aforesaid, and bellowing his challenge of war, he espies not one but six tigers coming towards him?

    The Virginians

  • What too curious dreg espies my sweet lady in the fountain of our love?

    Troilus and Cressida

  • On one side of me lay a wood, than which nature cannot produce a finer, and on the other the Thames, with its shelvy bank and charming lawns rising like an amphitheatre, along which, here and there, one espies a picturesque white house, aspiring in majestic simplicity to pierce the dark foliage of the surrounding trees; thus studding, like stars in the galaxy, the rich expanse of this charming vale.

    Travels in England in 1782

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