spying

Definitions

  • The Spy in Custody. 58
    The Spy in Custody. 58
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spying the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    • n spying the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes
    • n spying keeping a secret or furtive watch
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Be still! Be still! thou art by Michael spied!" "Be still! Be still! thou art by Michael spied!"

Quotations

  • Jane Austen
    Jane%20Austen
    “Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.”

Usage

In literature:

There is nothing except our own vigilance to keep these spies, even if they have to work alone, from doing untold damage!
"Facing the German Foe" by Colonel James Fiske
April, 1647, spies brought word to Charnisay that La Tour was absent from his fort.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
Perhaps I may be allowed to say here that when Hansie was in the Irene Camp as volunteer nurse she knew nothing of the work of the spies.
"The Petticoat Commando" by Johanna Brandt
The spy, whoever he may be, will perhaps want to return in her.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson
The spy has to carry a revolver.
"The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays" by Laura Lee Hope
I'll trap your trapper and spy your spy, and Nor'-Wester your H. B. C.!
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
He may have a spy-ray on you.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
All of our law-enforcement officials are spies in their attempts to crush crime.
"Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes" by Stella M. Francis
Because they have found so many spies!
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
I'm from Nansal, sent here many years ago as a spy.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
But there are no spies here.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
But where be going wi' the spy-glass?
"The Lost Middy" by George Manville Fenn
You were the spy or alleged spy, as you prefer to say, for whom I was looking.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
They say that is an aeroplane spy up there!
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson
To Monsieur d'Ombre Angelot seemed like a spy in the camp.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
The giant still pursued his advantage, and still Dick fled before him, spying for his chance.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
After spying 'im I couldn't 'ave looked at 'is rider if I 'ad tried.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
We couldn't git along without spies.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
Under the circumstances, I thought it wise to play the spy upon my spy.
"An Artist in Crime" by Rodrigues Ottolengui
Spies everywhere will make out that I had a hand in the business, and all my work will be in vain.
"The Weight of the Crown" by Fred M. White
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In poetry:

O May she comes, and may she goes,
Down by yon gardens green,
And there she spied a gallant squire
As squire had ever been.
"The Bonny Hind" by Andrew Lang
Now comes the six-and-twentieth shield,
A jav’lin there you spy;
Is borne by little Mimring Tan;
From no one will he fly.
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
Here should her stature limb to life,
Here leaf her lovely hair,
Yet yonder on the lawn I spy
Her cheek, and eyes how fair.
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
Q. Where shall mine eyes the pardon spy,
Unto my saving good?
A. In Christ's free promise see it lie,
In his atoning blood.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. I." by Ralph Erskine
He hardly ever speaks at tea.
He sometimes grunts and frowns at me
Because I spy
His third supply —
Which everyone can see.
"A Little Boys Ideas" by John Joy Bell
Mourning ferns, pray tell me why
Shook you with that passing sigh?
Is it that you chanced to spy
Something in the Abbot's eye?
"The Monk's Walk" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

Colin Farrell plays a former spy imperiled by memories of his past in the Total Recall remake.
Spies crashes out, Rossi seventh, Edwards 13th.
Was the US spying on Princess Diana.
FX spy satire 'Archer' a bull's-eye.
New Zealand Government Admits to Spying Bungle in Kim Dotcom Extradition Case.
Ever since Joshua and Caleb came back with their optimistic spy report, James Bond has found work.
"He was nervously chewing on a red straw," our spy adds.
You can visit turtles, spy on crocodiles and walk between towns here.
I-Spy -2 is designed to learn which drugs work on breast cancers with specific characteristics.
The trial is called I-Spy .
I Spy Celebrates 20 Years.
I Spy, the brand based on the photography-based seek-and-find books with images by Walter Wick and rhymes by Jean Marzollo, marks its 20th anniversary year starting this month.
Robert Culp, Star in 'I Spy,' Dies at 79.
Actor conveyed charm and wit on TV's 'I Spy'.
Fun for younger fans of the I-Spy books—though the books are better.
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In science:

There exist α, PX⋆ |S and PZ⋆ |Y such that PX⋆ and PZ⋆ |S generated by the joint distribution PSPX⋆ |SPY |XPZ⋆ |Y achieve the capacity-cost function C (α) and the distortion-rate function D (C (α)), respectively.
Lossy joint source-channel coding in the finite blocklength regime
Then ∼ becomes an equivalence relation on the set of all nontrivial geodesics starting from p denoted by ^(SpY )◦ .
Fixed-point property of random quotients by plain words
Then the angle ∠p induces a distance on the quotient (SpY )◦ = ^(SpY )◦/ ∼ , which we denote by the same symbol ∠p .
Fixed-point property of random quotients by plain words
The completion (SpY , ∠p ) of the metric space ((SpY )◦ , ∠p ) is called the space of directions at p .
Fixed-point property of random quotients by plain words
Then the angle ∠p induces a distance on the quotient (SpY )◦ = {nontrivial geodesics starting from p}/ ∼, which we denote by the same symbol ∠p .
N-step energy of maps and fixed-point property of random groups
The completion (SpY , ∠p) of the metric space ((SpY )◦ , ∠p ) is called the space of directions at p. (3) Let T CpY be the cone over SpY , namely, T CpY = (SpY × R+ )/(SpY × {0}).
N-step energy of maps and fixed-point property of random groups
We may write v = (u, t) and v ′ = (u′ , t′ ), where u, u′ ∈ SpY and t, t′ ∈ R+ .
N-step energy of maps and fixed-point property of random groups
Define a map πp : Y −→ T CpY by πp (q) = ([c], dY (p, q)), where c is the geodesic joining p to q and [c] ∈ SpY is the equivalence class of c.
N-step energy of maps and fixed-point property of random groups
For such a Y , SpY (resp. T CpY ) is the unit tangent sphere (resp. the tangent space) at p.
N-step energy of maps and fixed-point property of random groups
Some of the applications range from helping to preventing spies from reading private communications.
New Trends in Quantum Computing
Because of the pivotal nature of this problem in modern cryptography, a full-scale working quantum computer could be used by spies to allow them nearly unlimited access to your electronic transactions.
New Trends in Quantum Computing
All quantities that are defined with respect to the asymptotic frame at spi will carry an overbar (not to be confused with complex conjugation !).
Generalized boundary conditions for general relativity for the asymptotically flat case in terms of Ashtekar's variables
Let us introduce a local frame in the neighbourhood of spi, denoted by { ¯xa}, and we abbreviate the asymptotic ’spherical’ variables by r2 := ¯xa ¯xb δab , φa := ¯xa/r where φa coordinatizes spi (topologically S 2).
Generalized boundary conditions for general relativity for the asymptotically flat case in terms of Ashtekar's variables
Note that since gauge transformations are those for which the generators H, Ha induce identity transformations at spi on the constraint surface, they have to vanish then.
Generalized boundary conditions for general relativity for the asymptotically flat case in terms of Ashtekar's variables
Since Alice is detecting Bob’s pulses for triggering her apparatus, she must be able to detect an increase of energy of these pulses in order to reveal the presence of a spying pulse.
Quantum Cryptography
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