toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

envoy
used in Middlemarch

4 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
a representative sent on a mission — often representing a government
  • And he delivered this statement with as much careful precision as if he had been a diplomatic envoy whose words would be attended with results.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (17% in)
  • Nevertheless he accounted for it even while he was shaking hands, by saying, "I come as an envoy, Mrs. Garth: I have something to say to you and Garth on behalf of Fred Vincy.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (76% in)
  • I firmly believe that Mr. Farebrother is attached to her, and meant to make her an offer; but of course, now that Fred has used him as an envoy, there is an end to that better prospect.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (29% in)
  • Now is there civil war within the soul: Resolve is thrust from off the sacred throne By clamorous Needs, and Pride the grand-vizier Makes humble compact, plays the supple part Of envoy and deft-tongued apologist For hungry rebels.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (42% in)

There are no more uses of "envoy" in Middlemarch.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®