Origin of espionage
Examples from the Web for espionage
That is why I visited my relatives in Iran in 2011, when I was unjustly arrested and charged with espionage.
In 2011, he was arrested while visiting his grandmother in Iran, charged with espionage, and sentenced to death.
The crime-fighting penguins, says the trailer, are “masters of the skies, espionage, and aerial assault.”Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whatever skills it takes to succeed in espionage or racketeering, I patently lack.Vaccines Are Poison, Cellphones Cause Cancer, and Other Medical Conspiracies|Russell Saunders|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This official declined to discuss the details of the current espionage case that is roiling the German government today.One Big Reason The CIA Spied on Germany: Worries About Russian Moles in Berlin|Eli Lake|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The dwelling-house of a royal councillor is exempt from any espionage in the Naya's cause.The Great White Queen|William Le Queux
There is no offence more serious than espionage in time of war, and by every rule of war he was a spy.The Boy Scouts In Russia|John Blaine
He did not live, like the students of some religious seminaries, under constant surveillance and espionage.The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2)|John Cordy Jeaffreson
To this espionage we are indebted for some edifying details of Hawthorne's sojourn in upper Berkshire.Literary Shrines|Theodore F. Wolfe
Miss Farrel might as well have been under the espionage of a private detective as with Miss Hart.The Shoulders of Atlas|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Word Origin for espionage
1793, from French espionnage "spying," from Middle French espionner "to spy," from Old French espion "spy," probably via Italian spione from a Germanic source akin to Old High German spehon "spy" (see spy).