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emissary
used in A Tale of Two Cities

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someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
  • "Well!" said that good-natured emissary, after a full half-hour of bootless attempts to bring him round to the question.
    2.12 — The Fellow of Delicacy (82% in)
  • For, all things moved so fast, and decree followed decree with that fierce precipitation, that now upon the third night of the autumn month of September, patriot emissaries of the law were in possession of Monseigneur's house, and had marked it with the tri-colour, and were drinking brandy in its state apartments.
    3.2 — The Grindstone (8% in)
  • Barsad," he went on, in the tone of one who really was looking over a hand at cards: "Sheep of the prisons, emissary of Republican committees, now turnkey, now prisoner, always spy and secret informer, so much the more valuable here for being English that an Englishman is less open to suspicion of subornation in those characters than a Frenchman, represents himself to his employers under a false name.
    3.8 — A Hand at Cards (56% in)

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