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emissary

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Definition someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
  • The president's emissary says she aims to restart peace talks by the end of July.
emissary = someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
  • The North Koreans want a high-powered U.S. emissary for the meeting.
  • was haunted either by Satan himself or Satan's emissary
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • If film noir males are destroyed or nearly destroyed by fate, the noir woman is fate's emissary...
    Jack Nachbar
  • Something like an emissary of light, something like a lower sort of apostle.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Undoubtedly he was some emissary of the Iron Heel, but he has escaped detection.
    Jack London  --  The Iron Heel
  • And so when Okonkwo of Umuofia arrived at Mbaino as the proud and imperious emissary of war, he was treated with great honour and respect, and two days later he returned home with a lad of fifteen and a young virgin.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • emissary = someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of a group
  • And I will ask Hrothgar to send an emissary to Ceris to inform the elves of the situation so that they are forewarned, if nothing else.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • emissary = someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
  • I came in peace from my lord Amon-Ra as an emissary to Wise Odin.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • emissary = someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
  • He is the most realistic character in the play, being an emissary from a world of reality that we were somehow set apart from.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • emissary = someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else — typically one country's interest to another country
  • Whenever Nwoye's mother sang this song he felt carried away to the distant scene in the sky where Vulture, Earth's emissary, sang for mercy.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • emissary = someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
  • First I need to know what the emissaries from Sounis said.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • He seemed to feel that it was necessary for Clyde to purge his soul to him—or some one like him—a material and yet spiritual emissary of God.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • When it was supposed that Dr. Flint's emissaries had lost track of me, and given up the pursuit for the present, I returned to New York.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Day by day, he saw her stature grow among the emissaries, functionaries, nobles, and commoners with whom she dealt.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • The team had become emissaries.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Here also, at my invitation, is Astaroth's emissary, Lord Aamon.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • The fast food chains are now imperial fiefdoms, sending their emissaries far and wide.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Silver briefly agreed, and this emissary retired again, leaving us together in the dark.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Glenn Gould at the piano, wild-haired, ebullient, head thrown back, emissary from the realm of angels, rapt and consumed by the sublime!
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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