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The Iranian students took over the U.S. embassy.
  an ambassador and staff who live in a country to represent their home country; or the building where they work
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  • The Iranian students took over the U.S. embassy.
  • Surely the embassy would be able to get Mahtob and me out of here, if only I could find some way to contact a sympathetic official.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Everyone in Santa Teresa del Mar has been talking about the trouble at the Peruvian embassy.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • For two years during the thirties, he lived in Wellawatte while working for the Chilean Embassy.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family

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  • The American embassy was overrun, and sixty-six Americans were taken hostage.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • In the park on fine afternoons people flew kites, and sometimes Arabs from the embassies played football below the trees.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • …to be a Stromberg Carlson, which she assumed to be Swedish until Bronek—a simple-seeming but canny fellow Polish prisoner who worked as a handyman in the Commandant’s house and was a chief purveyor of gossip and information—told her it was an American machine, captured from some rich man’s joint or foreign embassy to the west and transported here to take its place amid the mountainous tonnage of booty assembled with frenzied mania for pelf from all the plundered habitations of Europe.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • —There’s a party at the embassy tonight.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • "That’s Embassy Row."
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Brown, the wife of an American diplomat at the U.S. embassy in Amman, coached volleyball.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • He worked in the Japanese embassy and lived in an apartment building popular among congressmen.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • You can think of them as—as foreign diplomats, and of this as an embassy, of sorts.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • They could hear him talking softly in the other end of the car, explaining the result of his embassy.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • In August 1998 Islamic fanatics bombed the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing more than 225 people.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Each time a company passed, Passepartout chuckled, and said to himself: "Good! another Japanese embassy departing for Europe!"
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • THE LAWN OUTSIDE the American embassy in Islamabad was neatly mowed, dotted with circular clusters of flowers, bordered by razor-straight hedges.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • And thus there were five Englishmen in the island, which caused great differences, as my faithful Spaniard gave me a perfect account of, in the following manner: You cannot, Sir, but remember the embassy you sent me about, and what a disappointment we met with, by your absence, at our return.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • In the evening, on his return, Franz found a letter from the embassy, informing him that he would have the honor of being received by his holiness the next day.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • CHAPTER 15 "Then go we in, to know his embassy; Which I could, with ready guess, declare, Before the Frenchmen speak a word of it."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Seniors of Ithaka and his father sent him on that far embassy when he was young.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • At a distance he stood and hailed them, asking whether Thorin would now listen to another embassy, since new tidings had come to hand, and matters were changed.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • While we were attending an embassy party she collapsed.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Never did an embassy so ill discharge its duties.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • After they’ve crossed the Kwango River by ferryboat, the Prime Minister rises from the backseat, stretches his long, narrow frame, and joins his wife, Pauline, and small son, Roland, in a car belonging to the Guinean embassy.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Gurney, I want you to head a delegation, an embassy if you will, to contact these romantic businessmen.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Neither was it the arrival, so frequent in the fifteenth century, of some plumed and bedizened embassy.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • As a youth he had accompanied embassies to Versailles and Rome; he had fought in the wars in Austria; he had been in Jerusalem.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • About three weeks after this exploit, there arrived a solemn embassy from Blefuscu, with humble offers of a peace, which was soon concluded, upon conditions very advantageous to our emperor, wherewith I shall not trouble the reader.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Redheaded Gawaine lost his temper when sent on an embassy and killed a man in the middle of the negotiations.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Give me my veil; come, throw it o’er my face; We’ll once more hear Orsino’s embassy.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • Details were provided by five female embassy secretaries and by seven black Marine guards, who were released soon after the embassy was taken.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • My Quincy return’d thanks to the Assembly in a handsome memorial, went home highly pleas’d with the success of his embassy, and ever after bore for me the most cordial and affectionate friendship.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • And thereupon the middle door of the Black Gate was thrown open with a great clang, and out of it there came an embassy from the Dark Tower.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • For example, the hubbub of conversation at an embassy cocktail party could be recorded and fed through the computer, which would pick out a single voice and separate it from the rest.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • He had had a varied career, from Japanese military schools to service in embassies in Canada and Washington to command of combat troops in China and Manchuria.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Why, the embassies were surrounded these days, and all the recent refugees had been intercepted and put in prison where most of them had disappeared forever.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • You arrange preemptive visits of state, such as that with Blodhgarmvodhr, and do not trouble to alert me of his arrival, nor wait for me to join you so we might greet his embassy together as equals.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • It had taken five for the film to reach the American embassy in Moscow, where it was delivered at once to the station chief.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • First he’d have to go to a municipal office and get a new identity card, then to the U.S. embassy, for a business-visitor visa.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • When the dance was over we all piled into the limo Mr. Hakim Baba sent to pick up Tina and Dave (the news vans had all left by then, since the story about the bombing had broken; I suppose they went to go stake out the Iranian embassy).
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • There’s as good fish in this tin as ever came out of it and very friendly he offered to take of some salty sprats that stood by which he had eyed wishly in the meantime and found the place which was indeed the chief design of his embassy as he was sharpset.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The Chinese embassy was trying to contact them to give them instructions.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • I have arranged matters-through the embassy.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Today, Merin, you were impressed with what I said to the crowd… the mob… at the embassy.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • And embassy protection, that may be the most important.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Throwing open the lids of treasure boxes he picked out twelve great robes of state, and twelve light cloaks for men, and rugs, an equal number, and just as many capes of snowy linen, adding a dozen khitons to the lot; then set in order ten pure bars of gold, a pair of shining tripods, four great caldrons, and finally one splendid cup, a gift Thracians had made him on an embassy.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • No one but the Russian embassy staff, because it’s what they look for.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Sancho was in a fever to get his master out of the town, lest he should discover the falsehood of the reply he had brought to him in the Sierra Morena on behalf of Dulcinea; so he hastened their departure, which they took at once, and two miles out of the village they found a forest or thicket wherein Don Quixote ensconced himself, while Sancho returned to the city to speak to Dulcinea, in which embassy things befell him which demand fresh attention and a new chapter.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He was a civilian with a fake passport, obviously, and with no contact with the embassy.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • His son, Lenin, had moved to Delhi, where he worked as a services contractor for foreign embassies.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
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