spy


spy
01. The British government has accused an official in the Russian Embassy of being a [spy].
02. The boys were [spying] on the girls as they were getting dressed.
03. New technology allows this [spy] plane to fly undetected by radar.
04. The Americans have arrested a [spy] who has been selling military secrets to the enemy for the last ten years.
05. Using a [spy] satellite, they were able to follow the enemy's every movement.
06. His wife hired a private detective to [spy] on him because she was convinced he was having an affair with his secretary.
07. The insurance company was [spying] on my neighbor in an attempt to prove that he was faking his neck injury.
08. A Soviet citizen has been jailed for 20 years for [spying].
09. The cat [spied] a baby bird lying in the grass, and soon had it in its mouth.
10. My son and his friends were [spying] on my daughter and her friends as they played in the park, waiting for a chance to attack them with water balloons.
11. Author John Updike once stated that from infancy on, we are all [spies].
12. In 1978, Canada expelled 13 Soviet diplomats who it said had tried to recruit an R.C.M.P. officer as a [spy] for the U.S.S.R.
13. The United States launched a [spy] satellite into orbit in December of 1988.
14. The famous [spy] Mata Hari died in front of a firing squad near the end of the First World War.

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