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  • They have an ambassador in Washington and consuls in various cities.
  • She is a consul from Norway.
  • He had, at least, one resource to call on the French and English consuls at Yokohama for assistance.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • he began demanding to be put ashore and said that at the first port he would "lodge a disposition" against them all with the British Consul.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader

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  • Jia Penhallow, in Consul robes, stood at the entrance to the chamber as Shadowhunter after Shadowhunter came through.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The ISI’s Colonel Imam boasted he had trained 90,000 Taliban fighters and even became Pakistan’s consul general in Herat during the Taliban regime.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The upshot was that a series of urgent messages were dispatched to me through the Canadian Consul in Chile, instructing me to report to Ottawa at once.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • He is consul for quite a few countries here—that’s a nice line of business, I always think.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Ah, because your ambassadors and your consuls do not tell you of them—they have no time.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Fitzgerald wrote a dispatch to the Swiss consul in Tokyo, telling of the terrible conditions in camp and asking for immediate help, but the Japanese commander refused to send it.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken

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  • I’m a child of Rome, consul to demigods, praetor of the First Legion.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • And the rather unusual petition of the vice consul of Costa Rica was heard behind closed doors.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Caligula made a horse a consul; Charles II. made a knight of a sirloin.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Of course my statement must be taken cum grano, since I am writing from the dictation of a clerk of the Russian consul, who kindly translated for me, time being short.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Today, in the eighth year after the collapse of the Eastern bloc, Stanislaw Cieciora’s son is the Polish consul in Hamburg.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • "Six weeks ago, at the American consul’s, in Paris, a very quiet wedding of course, for even in our happiness we didn’t forget dear little Beth."
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • After twenty minutes of grilling on the tarmac, I was rescued by David Schensted, the consul from the American Embassy, who delivered me to the Garuda Hotel.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Victor Hubbard, consul at the Embajada Americana.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Forsooth, a great arithmetician, One Michael Cassio, a Florentine, A fellow almost damn’d in a fair wife; That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows More than a spinster; unless the bookish theoric, Wherein the toged consuls can propose As masterly as he: mere prattle, without practice, Is all his soldiership.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • "It isn’t pleasant to have a woman tell you—" he went on, unheedingly, but breaking off suddenly: "Now if I were like Arobin-you remember Alcee Arobin and that story of the consul’s wife at Biloxi?"
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • The savagery went unchallenged until a report written by a British consul named Roger Casement detailed the horrors that had befallen the people of the Congo—he estimated that three million had died, while current scholars put the number at between five and ten million—causing an uproar in Europe that gave birth to the modern human rights movement and that eventually, in 1908, forced Leopold to cede control of the Congo Free State to the Belgian parliament.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The consular officer he made his case to told Mortenson he’d issue a ten-day temporary document that would allow him to return to America, where he could apply for another passport.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • A while later, faced with a new attempt by the workers the lawyers publicly exhibited Mr. Brown’s death certificate, attested to by consuls and foreign ministers which bore witness that on June ninth last he had been run over by a fire engine in Chicago.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • I recognized the name of one of our consuls and I replied, disconcerted, "The garden?"
    Jorge Luis Borges  --  The Garden of Forking Paths
  • Argumentum ad feminam, as we said in old Rome and ancient Greece in the consulship of Diplodocus and Ichthyosauros.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The most oft-cited story was that an American consular official with connections to the CIA had tipped off the authorities.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • She ushered Mahtob and me into the office of her boss, a Mr. Vincop, the vice-consul of the embassy.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Consuls, vice-consuls, police, politicians, criminal gangs, border patrols —the highest and the lowest social orders — all were affected.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • For ladies, they had the family of the American consul, one or two travellers who had adventured so far, and a nice bevy of English girls and matrons, perhaps Lady Hamilton herself.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • And then he spent the best part of a week, in correspondence and up at the British consul’s, in getting the fellow’s wife to come back from London and bring back his girl baby.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • ůsubstanceless, a little behind and above all the other straightforward and logical even though (to him) incomprehensible ultimatums and affirmations and defiances and challenges and repudiations, with an air of sardonic and indolent detachment like that of a youthful Roman consul making the Grand Tour of his day among the barbarian hordes which his grandfather conquered, benighted in a brawling and childish and quite deadly mud-castle household in a miasmic and spirit-ridden forest.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • When thou once Was beaten from Modena, where thou slew’st Hirtius and Pansa, consuls, at thy heel Did famine follow; whom thou fought’st against, Though daintily brought up, with patience more Than savages could suffer: thou didst drink The stale of horses, and the gilded puddle Which beasts would cough at: thy palate then did deign The roughest berry on the rudest hedge; Yea, like the stag when snow the pasture sheets, The barks of trees thou browsed’st; on the Alps It is reportedů
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • The Soviet consul general arched his brows.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • What if I need more consular services?
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The Spanish consul is coming down from Boston and will meet you there.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Bachelli took a taxi to the Juventus Club to see if he could get the Italian consul involved, and then he had to return to Missing.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • A consular employee hands Oswald a scrap of paper with her name and the embassy’s contact information on it, should he ever want to try again.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • I can recall but one consul of the name; their rank was senatorial, and their patronage always sought because they were always rich.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • John Quincy was in love again, this time with Louisa Catherine John-son, the daughter of the American consul in London whom the Adamses knew.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • He first renews the rods and ax severe, And gives the consuls royal robes to wear.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • The nearest land (and that’s five miles) is the ship’s destination; the consul would soon set about catching me; and there would have been no object in holding to these islets there.
    Joseph Conrad  --  The Secret Sharer
  • A lack of the Portuguese language increased both his difficulties and the length of time he spent in a tropical pokey, but three days later through the help of the North American consul he was on his way home.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • He was too busy examining his papers, among which of course was the famous parchment, and some letters of introduction from the Danish consul which were to pave the way to an introduction to the Governor of Iceland.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • William L. Marcy, when Secretary of State under Pierce (1853-57), issued a circular to all American diplomatic and consular officers, loftily bidding them employ only "the American language" in communicating with him.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Though he wasn’t familiar with their policy on escaped post-war prisoners he guessed that they would give him something to eat, make him fill out forms, and hand him over to an Italian consul, who would kiss him on both cheeks and put him on a train to Rome.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • What creditable enterprise he might have had in view when he made that purchase I can’t say, but it is evident that what with High Commissioners, consuls, men-of-war, and international control, the South Seas were getting too hot to hold gentlemen of his kidney.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • And under no latitude of construction will the term comprehend consuls.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • How many times, in how many lands, had Gustaf Sondelius flattered pro-consuls and persuaded the heathen to let themselves be saved! Under his hands the Surgeon General became practically human; he looked as though he really thought Leora was pretty; he promised that he might perhaps let Sondelius tamper with his rats.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The British Consul hadn’t had such a marriage in the whole of his Consularity.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • I sold it to the British consul.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
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