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  • v. Present participle of espy.

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Examples

  • So that's like espying Antarctica from a ship near Greenland.

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  • Any museum-goer who has peeped through the eyeholes in the rough wooden-door façade of Marcel Duchamp's "Etant Donnés" 1946-66 and caught sight of that work's sprawling, naked, female mannequin will get a sense of what espying Eiko and Koma feels like.

    In a Place of Dreams and Dreamers

  • She probably wanted to be a very great artist, he felt, espying a deeper ambition precisely because it was buried.

    A Happy Marriage

  • He then cast his eyes round the room, and espying Camilla, with a leering sort of smile, said:

    Camilla

  • The tribe received the brave speech of their leader with applause, yet there were anxious looks thrown out in hopes of espying the return of the deserter; and perhaps the chief himself was the only one of the determined band who was totally indifferent on the subject.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Leave then what is past of the Fair thou wast ever with love espying

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Ishak the cup-companion stood hearkening with his ears and espying with his eyes, and indeed he marvelled at his case.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Zephyr — who stood espying him from a high place; and when she saw him in this plight, she wept and sighed and recited these couplets,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • All this happened while Abd al-Rahman stood, brand in hand, behind the door espying with his eyes and hearing with his ears.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Kazi, who at once on espying her rose to receive her.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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