noun, plural spies.
verb (used without object), spied, spy·ing.
verb (used with object), spied, spy·ing.
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She’s completely won Emily over by volunteering to act as her socialite spy.
Many have turned to VPNs, or virtual private networks, thinking that they can protect you from snoopers and spies.
However, recruiting and retaining the talent capable of building these tools is a challenge on many levels, especially since a spy agency can’t match Silicon Valley salaries, reputations, and patents.CIA’s new tech recruiting pitch: More patents, more profits|Patrick O'Neill|September 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Tenet, a time-travel spy thriller starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, was originally slated as a summerlong “tentpole” release, expected to be among the highest-grossing movies of the year.Will ‘Tenet’ revive U.S. movie theaters as it’s finally released?|dzanemorris|September 3, 2020|Fortune
Normally, silence and secrecy are inherent in the spy business.The man who built a spyware empire says it’s time to come out of the shadows|Bobbie Johnson|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It is a spy series at its core, but you guys never really pull from the headlines.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And after the film premiered in Telluride, you were accused by Iran State Media of being a “Zionist” CIA spy.Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre|Marlow Stern|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Once a spy, always a spy,” his friend responded; this was a common Soviet saying.
That alliance between the spy agency and the military, forged in Iraq, would forever change the way America fights wars.
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, my third book, changed my life and put me on bare-knuckle terms with my abilities.The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece|John le Carré|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Ignacio knew that the Spanish officer was glad enough to believe the story the spy told him.A Prisoner of Morro|Upton Sinclair
He has been tried as a spy, condemned as a spy, and shall be executed as a spy, and the flag is ordered to depart immediately.Elsie and Her Loved Ones|Martha Finley
Some of our folk are almost out of their minds about it, and declare you to be either a brigand in disguise or a spy.Dead Souls|Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
The priests had dragged this young boy into their den, and taught him to play the spy on his father and mother.Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber|James Aitken Wylie
Even though he was an enemy of her country, a man to be hated, a spy, she could not help being glad for his presence there.The Apartment Next Door|William Andrew Johnston