How a small British punk band fooled Reagan, Thatcher, the MI6, and American spies.
We were pretty exhausted… We were accused of being Israeli spies.
In the 1950s, a deep-cover Soviet illegal ran a pair of spies in the British Admiralty.
The family also traveled a lot, and “we used to joke that my parents were spies,” she said.
Active-duty spies would read him and they talked to him, and often it was hard to tell where fiction and fact diverged.
And then there are bought men, and spies smuggled in, and—oh, I needn't elaborate.
One strong reason for this is the necessity for the employment of spies.
Surrounded by spies, he was viewed more as a prisoner than as a guest.
Hamilton got up quickly, for he recognized the chief of Sandi's spies.
German spies were sent to England who were supplied with passports from the United States.
mid-13c., from Old French espier "to spy," probably from Frankish *spehon, from Proto-Germanic *spekh- (cf. Old High German *spehon "to look out for, scout, spy," German spähen "to spy," Middle Dutch spien), the Germanic survivals of the productive PIE root *spek- "to look" (see scope (n.1)).
mid-13c., "one who spies on another," From Old French espie, probably from a Germanic source (see spy (v.)).