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Iran’s top envoy to the United Nations nuclear agency dismissed the accusation.
  a representative sent on a mission — often representing a government
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  • Iran’s top envoy to the United Nations nuclear agency dismissed the accusation.
  • The envoy asked for an extension of the peace talks.
  • The State Department’s new envoy to North Korea has a good understanding of the region.
  • The Greeks take up their dead and send envoys to the Trojans demanding the surrender of Helen and the treasure with her.
    Homer  --  Collection Of Hesiod, Homer and Homerica

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  • Ulysses once came here as envoy about yourself, and Menelaus with him.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • While we were there we heard that Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the American envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, was holding a meeting in the Serena Hotel about the conflict, and my father and I managed to get inside.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • "Excuse me, abbe," said the envoy of the prefect of the police, "but the light tries my eyes very much."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "The second step you must take — and at once," Dumbledore pressed on, "is to send envoys to the giants."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Over the past year, I have had the privilege of working as a U.S. envoy for UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, one of the world’s foremost humanitarian agencies.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Some of them were talking (he heard Russian words), others were eating bread; the more severely wounded looked silently, with the languid interest of sick children, at the envoy hurrying past them.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • (The broken furniture was sent on; the wine was decanted into POW canteens.) Coming upon the suitcases of the German envoy, POWs shredded the clothes, soaked them in mud and oil, and repacked them with friendly notes signed "Winston Churchill."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • They disliked my choice to become the Queen’s envoy and ambassador; it seemed inappropriate.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • An envoy of the Duke of Buckingham, named Montague, was taken, and proof was obtained of a league between the German Empire, Spain, England, and Lorraine.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • As the giant got closer, I could see three human-size envoys with him: a half-blood in armor, an empousa demon with a black dress and flaming hair, and a tall man in a tuxedo.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • All eyes turned to the estrade reserved for the Flemish envoys.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The envoy had indeed good reason to hang his head.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He sent envoys to the Achaeans, who were friends of the Romans, exhorting them to remain neutral; and on the other hand the Romans urged them to take up arms.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • He stood somewhat isolated: the envoy of the Revolutionary Government of France was not likely to be very popular in England, at a time when the news of the awful September massacres, and of the Reign of Terror and Anarchy, had just begun to filtrate across the Channel.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • The envoy further added, "that in order to maintain the peace and amity between both empires, his master expected that his brother of Blefuscu would give orders to have me sent back to Lilliput, bound hand and foot, to be punished as a traitor."
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • The envoy of Tosti was admitted, when this ample room could scarce contain the crowd of noble Saxon leaders, who were quaffing the blood-red wine around their monarch.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The hypothesis of a plasmic memory, advanced by the Caledonian envoy and worthy of the metaphysical traditions of the land he stood for, envisaged in such cases an arrest of embryonic development at some stage antecedent to the human.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A wild angel had appeared to him, the angel of mortal youth and beauty, an envoy from the fair courts of life, to throw open before him in an instant of ecstasy the gates of all the ways of error and glory.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • …Jove himself being made incarnate in a snow-white bull; and though to the noble Iroquois, the midwinter sacrifice of the sacred White Dog was by far the holiest festival of their theology, that spotless, faithful creature being held the purest envoy they could send to the Great Spirit with the annual tidings of their own fidelity; and though directly from the Latin word for white, all Christian priests derive the name of one part of their sacred vesture, the alb or tunic, worn beneath…
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Some Senators were also required to return regularly to their state legislatures, to report like Venetian envoys on their stewardship at the Capital.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • One was George Bush, who had just finished serving as the first U.S. envoy to China after President Richard Nixon’s visit in 1972.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Presently a special envoy from some distant corner of the Orient, marching with the general body of foreign ambassadors, crosses this bar of sunshine, and we catch our breath, the glory that streams and flashes and palpitates about him is so overpowering; for he is crusted from head to heel with gems, and his slightest movement showers a dancing radiance all around him.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • And he delivered this statement with as much careful precision as if he had been a diplomatic envoy whose words would be attended with results.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Even though Eragon is a sworn member of Durgrimst Ingeitum, he also holds positions of importance beyond our realm: namely, that of Dragon Rider, but also that of an official envoy of the Varden, sent by Nasuada to witness the coronation of our next ruler, and also that of a friend of high influence with Queen Islanzadi and her race as a whole.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Any landsman observing this gentleman, not conspicuous by his stature and wearing no pronounced insignia, emerging from his cabin to the open deck, and noting the silent deference of the officers retiring to leeward, might have taken him for the King’s guest, a civilian aboard the King’s-ship, some highly honorable discreet envoy on his way to an important post.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Majestically sad, he sits in state, And bids his envoys their success relate.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • We are from a shepherd tribe, and envoys of heaven.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • He makes a good envoy between us and the elders of the city.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Let us kneel down with joy And praise the kind deeds of his envoy.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • He would have made you a poor envoy then.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • That afternoon the dour Braavosi envoy turned up for his audience.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Matron got the British and Indian embassies to promise to send their envoys in the morning.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Some enigma, some riddle: come, thy l’envoy; begin.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • The only reaction he offered was a surprised grunt when he learned that Lord Naberius had been the envoy.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • The President had sent an envoy, and the church was packed with more politicians than the Senate lunchroom.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Sometimes they did, when Father had to dine with the king or some lord or the envoys from this place or that place.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • Some years later, when Lord Farman of Faircastle grew truculent, Lord Tywin sent an envoy bearing a lute instead of a letter.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Custom demanded that the queen begin with the Astapori envoy, a former slave who called himself Lord Ghael, though no one seemed to know what he was lord of.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • He has been seated on a throne surrounded with minions and mistresses, giving audience to the envoys of foreign potentates, in all the supercilious pomp of majesty.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • In a secret message from the German foreign minister to his envoy in Mexico, Germany proposed an alliance with the understanding that Mexico would reconquer its lost territories.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • They sent a duly accredited envoy to treat with these men, who somehow had obtained dominion over people’s minds, while the formal rulers had no hold except over their bodies.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • With Franceand America now joined in common cause, he was no longer the envoy of a friendly nation but of an ally.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In a more enlightened day when witches and familiars were better understood, George would have found his, or rather her, end in a bonfire, because if ever there was a familiar, an envoy of the devil, a consorter with evil spirits, George is it.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • The envoy’s life proceeded along the tracks laid down for him, and it seemed inconceivable it could have proceeded any other way.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Mrs General, replying to the envoy, as she set down her empty coffee-cup, that she was willing at once to proceed to Mr Dorrit’s apartment, and spare him the trouble of coming to her (which, in his gallantry, he had proposed), the envoy threw open the door, and escorted Mrs General to the presence.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Randolph Rowzee Bragg, whose great-grandfather had been a United States Senator, whose grandfather had been chosen by President Wilson to represent his country as Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extrordinary in time of war, whose father had been elected, without opposition, to half a dozen offices, Randolph was beaten five-to-one in the Democratic primaries for nomination to the state legislature.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
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