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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 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
  • 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
  • "Kessell has demanded an emissary," he said, "and so we must deliver one."
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • The whole party would doubtless have perished but for the customary meeting with our emissaries.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon

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