Definitions

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  • noun A group of spies
  • noun informal The world of spies and espionage.

Etymologies

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spy +‎ -dom

Examples

  • "A vividly drawn portrait of a minor figure in spydom caught up in the epic events leading up to WWII."

    Restless by William Boyd: Book summary

  • There was real spycraft, and then there was just fantasy spydom.

    "State of Play"- Time for Spy Thrillers to Come in from the Cold.

  • John Le Carr and Graham Greene were the masters of the gritty literary spy, eschewing the action escapist spies like James Bond or the Man from U.N.C.L. E. There was real spycraft, and then there was just fantasy spydom.

    "State of Play"- Time for Spy Thrillers to Come in from the Cold.

  • As to Nookering Umtargarties, there are no pretended Umtargarties in Europe, and no European powers to Nooker them; that would be mere spydom, subordination, small malice, superstition, and false pretence.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • Once every few years, she shows up at his door, they play the happy couple for a week or three, and then she takes off to resume her life of Avenging and super-spydom.

    DAREDEVIL #102 Marvel Comics, 1973

  • Bergen was reputed to be a regular hotbed of German spydom, and apparently with justice.

    Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918

  • New twosomes were formed, and Chuck is about to take another step closer, or should I say deeper, into spydom.

    Give Me My Remote

  • Much has changed since then, but with Chuck getting closer to achieving spydom, it was nice to have a look back to when it all began.

    BuddyTV

  • Much has changed since then, but with Chuck getting closer to achieving spydom, it was nice to have a look back to when it all began.

    BuddyTV

  • Sure, it's a cliché, but then what is spydom, I ask you?

    The Morning News

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