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synonyms for spies

  • agent
  • detective
  • informer
  • investigator
  • mole
  • operative
  • secret agent
  • secret service
  • undercover agent
  • emissary
  • lookout
  • observer
  • patrol
  • picket
  • plant
  • scout
  • sleeper
  • sleuth
  • snoop
  • spook
  • spotter
  • watcher
  • double agent
  • espionage agent
  • foreign agent
  • inside agent
  • intelligencer
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And there came news that the king was in some gambling house with a troupe of that archfiend's spies.
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Spies everywhere will make out that I had a hand in the business, and all my work will be in vain.
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And he sent spies into their camp, and they came back, and brought him word that they designed to come upon them in the night.
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The curates in many cases became mere spies and Government informers.
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"Here we can speak without fear; there are no traitors or spies here," said Chaudieu, looking at the two as yet unnamed men.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
Relying on the Church, it has made the Church a formidable ally; the monks are its support, its acolytes, its spies.
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The Guises keep the town so full of spies that we have only the river where we can talk without fear.
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Spies were sent out but returned without any definite tidings, and the journey was resumed.
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Being in citizens' dress within an enemy's lines, the whole party were held as spies, and closely and vigorously guarded.
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The two Persian princes barely escaped being shot as Turkish spies.
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