Synonyms for espies

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Suddenly he espies a rabble of crows squabbling over a piece of meat.

Terror-struck, he inquires whence it comes, and then espies the corpse.

He espies the wine vessels over against the dormitory wall and goes toward them, pulling the ass by the bridle.

The hunter trembles when he espies in the thicket the royal hart whose existence has been called a fable.

Denise cries as she espies Mr. Grandon, "if I had known you were here; I was afraid he would force his way in."

With this he espies an aged woman, sitting at the door of her cot, and spinning on her little wheel.

She espies, for her trade of sin hath made keen her eye, the venerable figure of Judge Sleepyhorn advancing up the hall, masked.

As soon as the other espies him, he seizes his arms, advances to him, and fights in front of the team.

When darkness has fallen, out comes the ghost and prowling about espies the heap of yams and taro.

They were no more than fair flowers to the man who espies the coils of a snake among the blossoms.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., aspy, from Old French espier (12c., Modern French épier), from Vulgar Latin *spiare, from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German spehon "to spy;" see spy). Related: Espied. For initial e-, see especial.

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