Definition of Spies
1. Noun. (plural of spy) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of spy) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Spies
1. spy [v] - See also: spy
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spies
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Literary usage of Spies
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1864)
"I INFORMED you last evening, by telegraph, of the singular circumstances connected With the hanging of two spies at Franklin. ..."
2. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"X. The employment of spies is a kind of clandestine practice or deceit in war. ... spies are generally condemned to capital punishment, and with great ..."
3. Iliad by Homer, W. G. Caldcleugh (1870)
"Diomed and Ulysses, as spies, proceed to the Trojan camp, meeting on their way Dolon, a Trojan spy, coming towards the Greeks.—They put him to death, ..."
4. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1905)
"spies are secret agents of a State sent spies, abroad 1 for the purpose of obtaining ... Although all States constantly or occasionally send spies abroad, ..."
5. Diplomat's Dictionary by Charles W. Freeman, Jr. (1995)
"spies, anonymity of: "The life of spies is to know, not to be known. ... When the five kinds of spies are all active, no one knows their routes—this is the ..."
6. The Two Hague Conferences and Their Contributions to International Law by William Isaac Hull (1908)
"spies, FLAGS OF TRUCE, ARMISTICE, CAPITULATIONS a. Tfie Conference of 1899 The Brussels rules regarding spies were adopted almost intact. ..."
7. A Treatise on International Law by William Edward Hall, Alexander Pearce Higgins (1917)
"A spy is a person who penetrates secretly, or in dis- spies. guise or under false ... It is legitimate to employ spies ; but to be a spy is regarded as ..."