noun, plural spies.
verb (used without object), spied, spy·ing.
verb (used with object), spied, spy·ing.
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Silveti and his team of spies would need to hijack the truck carrying the spacecraft on the evening it left the exhibition.Lunik: Inside the CIA’s audacious plot to steal a Soviet satellite|Bobbie Johnson|January 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
During his short tenure, Pack has generated controversy by removing veteran managers, accusing VOA of harboring foreign spies and seeking to influence VOA’s news coverage, despite regulations barring political appointees from doing so.Voice of America overseer spent $2 million investigating employees, complaint alleges|Paul Farhi|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
While, yes, the phone could in theory double as a spy camera, the normal human hand is normally too shaky to actually take great photos.Samsung says its Galaxy S21 phones work better, have four back cameras — and cost $200 less|Geoffrey Fowler|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
In this view, critical journalists and bloggers are potential terrorists, extremists or spies, and civic activists and nongovernment organizations may be labeled foreign agents.In Russia, tough new laws and stepped-up defiance abroad mark Putin’s shift toward unfettered control|Robyn Dixon|December 27, 2020|Washington Post
A mission yesterday with a U-2 spy plane out of California saw an onboard AI system working together with a pilot.An AI just copiloted a U-2 spyplane for the very first time|Rob Verger|December 16, 2020|Popular Science
And of course, he was even spied on by the NSA under Project MINARET.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is an agency that spied on the very committee investigating it and whose current director is an admitted liar.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone|Nick Gillespie|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Biographer Jane Ridley has written of Edward VII, “He spied on Bertie, he whipped him, he treated him as a patient.”
For its part, the East German government spied on him and monitored his scripts.
The latest Snowden leak is big news, but old news: civil-rights leaders spied on because of who they are.New NSA Bombshell Proves ‘Muslim’ Equals ‘Suspicious’ in America|Dean Obeidallah|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just across the alley from this point, Black Hood spied a wood telephone pole.
The kindness with which Madame Roland was treated was soon spied out by those in power.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
Walking through the orchard one day after a hard wind-storm, she spied several large red apples lying in the soft sand.The value of a praying mother|Isabel C. Byrum
Right near the bay window, in the thick lilac tree, Marmaduke spied Red Robin's nest.Seven O'Clock Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
Daffyd had heard that we were to cross from Tenby, having had all the doings of Owen spied upon since the winter.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler