fifth columnist


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  • noun

Synonyms for fifth columnist

a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader

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A fifth columnist was someone on the inside in contact with an unseen outside.
Was Eliot, like other missionaries in other times, a defender of native rights and a facilitator of adaptation, or merely a well-intentioned fifth columnist, dividing and weakening the people in their struggle for survival against the dominant society?
GCC states, representing the region's last bastion of security are right to pull up the drawbridge on fanatics espousing cultish creeds and fifth columnist enemies of the state.
This is dangerous for an historical party like the SPLM to have a fifth columnist.
Go for it, Alex, and if you then decide to invade England with the same intentions you can put this columnist down as a fifth columnist.
Unfortunately, Professor Mahoney must be regarded as a fifth columnist and his opinions viewed with high suspicion.
If she is a fifth columnist, then she has gone above and beyond the call of duty for the Muslim Brotherhood.
That doesn't mean our PM is a fifth columnist for the Nationalists.
Some of his list of what was wrong with the Welsh "nationalist" (which he could not describe as Quislings, traitors, fifth columnist etc) were: "Never lived out or worked outside the country, obsessed with cultural and national identity, no sense of humour, suspicious villagers distrustful of outsiders, babbling an incomprehensible language" - which shows how some English monoglots have been neutered from understanding the language that they use.
Today, while Spurs entertain Liverpool at White Hart Lane, Graham will again be abused by a section of supporters accusing him of being a Highbury fifth columnist and demanding "their Tottenham" back.
Is that slightly shady looking bloke at No 21 a fifth columnist in the pay of the Tree and Hedge Growth squad?
Lhc Cf DECEIVED But Cameron is saving Britain because he's a Unionist rather than an upper class Labour Fifth Columnist.
SIR Alex Ferguson will be shocked to learn that the worldwide conspiracy of referees, UEFA officials, BBC staff and Stamford Bridge stewards hell-bent on stopping Manchester United winning silverware has been joined by a fifth columnist.
The British waged war against Fifth Columnist opinion in the United States to win over the public to their cause during the Second World War, it emerged today.
And secondly, he's outed himself as a fifth columnist who threatens to destabilise a Labour government under Brown that promises to do more to help those who need it most.