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  • "— "The emissary?
  • It was barely half-past ten; but what if the emissary, impatient for her reply, and not knowing how else to employ his time, were already seated among the travellers with cooling drinks at their elbows of whom Archer had caught a glimpse as she went in?
  • "If you’re an emissary you’re an emissary."
  • "If you’re an emissary you’re an emissary."
  • He did not care to be seen watch in hand within view of the hotel, and his unaided reckoning of the lapse of time led him to conclude that, if Madame Olenska was so long in reappearing, it could only be because she had met the emissary and been waylaid by him.
  • "I’m extremely sorry, sir," said this emissary, "that a little accident has occurred at the Miss du Lacs’: a leak in the water-tank.
  • The emissary," Madame Olenska rejoined, still smiling, "might, for all I care, have left already; but he has insisted on waiting till this evening . in case . on the chance ."

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  • The president’s emissary says she aims to restart peace talks by the end of July.
  • The North Koreans want a high-powered U.S. emissary for the meeting.

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