[ UK /ɛspˈa‍ɪ/ ]
[ US /ˈɛspi/ ]
  1. catch sight of
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How To Use espy In A Sentence

  • And we could even espy the flashing red, blue and silver uniforms of the Prussian soldiery themselves. ANTI-ICE
  • It's a pretty good story, and trying to espy its "interstitial" qualities adds nothing to its appeal. Experimental Fiction
  • And just occasionally, you espy the essential strength that the family represents and realise it is a marvel of human achievement. Surely Dave and Nick have got better things to do? | Catherine Bennett
  • Espy once crisply defined as "dissuasive advice given with authority. 'Neverisms': 11 Things You Should Never Do, Never Say, Never Forget (PHOTOS)
  • Then I straightway did espy, with my slantly-sloping eye, The Bon Gaultier Ballads
  • But in David Stratoun, could onlye be espyed, for the first, a haterent against the pride and avaritiousnes of the preastis; for the causse of his delatioun was, he had maid to him self ane fische boit to go to the sea. The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)
  • Espy still winces a little as he recalls a homecoming game at his daughter's high school.
  • Where love fails, we espy all faults. 
  • Some elements of the gold market, the rabid goldbugs, do espy a very dark and broken future. Gold Shines in the Big Selloff
  • And being given not merely to fleece but utterly to flay men, they no sooner espy a foreign merchant in the city, than they find out from the book of the dogana how much he has there and what he is good for; and then by caressing and amorous looks and gestures, and words of honeyed sweetness, they strive to entice and allure the merchant to their love, and not seldom have they succeeded, and wrested from him great part or the whole of his merchandise; and of some they have gotten goods and ship and flesh and bones, so delightsomely have they known how to ply the shears. The Decameron, Volume II
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