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Definition an ambassador and staff who live in a country to represent their home country; or the building where they work
  • The Iranian students took over the U.S. embassy.
embassy = the building where a foreign ambassador and staff work
  • The Americans don't have an embassy here.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • embassy = a building where an ambassador and staff work
  • Everyone in Santa Teresa del Mar has been talking about the trouble at the Peruvian embassy.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • embassy = the building in a country where an ambassador and staff for a foreign country work
  • 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
  • embassy = the ambassador and staff
  • He'd photograph them for me, and I'd pass them on to the Chinese embassy.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • You come to parties at embassies like everyone else.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • A party at the Austrian embassy.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • It's only widespread within this embassy.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • The French embassy.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • French embassy.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • But the pretense—going on your arm to the embassy ball, visiting your office and the guards saying, "Good morning, good morning, Madame Gallimard" — the pretense .... was very good indeed.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • Today, Merin, you were impressed with what I said to the crowd... the mob... at the embassy.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • 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
  • When I commented on her excellent English, she told me that she was married to a Canadian who worked at the embassy.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • Cotter was persistent, however, and thanks to his efforts the American Embassy persuaded the Nepalese army to attempt a helicopter rescue in the Cum.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • 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
  • I had been told to meet a man by the name of Dr. Tamba at the American embassy on Monday morning.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • Seniors of Ithaka and his father sent him on that far embassy when he was young.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • 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
  • He was a civilian with a fake passport, obviously, and with no contact with the embassy.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire

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