Part of speech: verb

To get sight of; discover; observe.

Part of speech: verb

To keep close watch.

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Usage examples "espy":

  1. Before I can think of it, I espy something in advance. - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
  2. And then the dogs the game espy; An ill bred and uncivil pack; And such a wild discordant cry! - "The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again", William Nowlin.
  3. When the two kings had left, King Arthur rode to Caerleon, and thither came to him his half- sister Belisent, wife to King Lot, sent as a messenger, but in truth to espy his power; and with her came a noble retinue, and also her four sons- Gowain, Gaheris, Agravaine, and Gareth. - "King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table", Unknown.