noun, plural spies.
verb (used without object), spied, spy·ing.
verb (used with object), spied, spy·ing.
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Current and former intelligence officials have said North Korea has long been a priority target for American spies.
American spies have detailed dossiers on the North Koreans who the U.S. says were behind the Sony attack.U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years|Shane Harris|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The U.S. got a relatively good deal—three Cuban spies were returned to their country in the swap.
Gross and an unnamed American intelligence agent were freed Wednesday in exchange for three Cuban spies.
U.S. spies are worried the long-awaited Senate review will paint targets on their backs.CIA Offers New Security Checks for ‘Torture Report’ Spies|Shane Harris, Kimberly Dozier|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why, she cannot leave her home at any time, without being dogged by your spies.An Artist in Crime|Rodrigues Ottolengui
Their spies and sympathisers kept them fully informed of all the steps taken.History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)|Sir Frederick Maurice.
Accordingly, two spies were despatched to ascertain the probability of success.Life of Sir William Wallace of Elderslie, Vol. I (of II)|John D. Carrick
If you are not I shall set sail without you, for I have seen some of the Chilian spies around today.Jack North's Treasure Hunt|Roy Rockwood
There were checks and spies in all directions, and the process of destruction was carried on with great parade.Narrative of the Voyages and Services of the Nemesis from 1840 to 1843|William Hutcheon Hall