What does the word espionage mean?

Usage examples for espionage

  1. This constant espionage gets on one's nerves. – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. Madame Bonaparte called this business a vile system of espionage. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. It was clear that, having found a new opportunity to exercise his mania for espionage, he had availed himself of it to the utmost; perhaps, too, there was at the bottom of it all a vague, carefully concealed rage against his little Chebe, the anger of a senile passion never declared. – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009