Traducción de fifth column en español:

fifth column

quinta columna, n.


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    quinta columna femenino
    • While thus ‘raising public awareness,’ Congress was being lobbied for legislation to confront the threat from this enemy within: the fifth column in the ivory tower.
    • Democratic governments played on the fear of a fifth column within in order to bolster the national purpose.
    • The creation of a potential fifth column within the organization makes the duties of members of the audit committee far more onerous than before, with no relief in sight.
    • Who needs the fifth column and undercover agents when you have politicians lining up to do the devil's bidding?
    • The reason this country is so successful in its spying is that it has a fifth column in almost every country in the world of people who are more loyal to it than they are to their own country.
    • It is playing on xenophobia to persuade people there is a fifth column in this country and show that something is being done.
    • They were still viewed as a fifth column liable to join forces with the country's enemies at a moment's notice.
    • Allegations that they may constitute a fifth column are beginning to look increasingly shallow.
    • Feared as a fifth column, the entire community lived under harsh military administration from 1948 until 1966.
    • He feared the activities of a communist fifth column, and enacted draconian laws to restrict free expression and assembly.
    • In 1940 they spiralled to a figure above 1,200 in response to national anxieties about the fifth column.
    • In some respects, too much of the fourth estate seems to act like a fifth column in this country.
    • It has become nothing short of a national menace, an enemy of this country's interests and a fifth column in time of war.
    • The government used the alliance to label them a fifth column fighting alongside the enemy during a time of war.
    • They are discriminated against because of fear that they could be a fifth column which would destroy the state from within.
    • Indeed, they now realise that the foreigners are, in fact, trained and equipped mercenaries despatched by a hostile country to act as its fifth column.
    • The decadent left in its enclaves on the coasts is not dead - and may well mount a fifth column.
    • For they stand accused of being a fifth column, a homegrown wing of a global movement bent on terrorising the West.
    • I want to warn against the fifth column here that tries to corrode our way of life.