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someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
  • Caution is definitely required when one is dealing with emissaries.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (37% in)
  • It retains traces of its fecund secret; nor can there be any doubt that Freemasonry has its hand in world politics, just as there is more to our charming Herr Settembrini than the man himself— standing behind him are powers, whose kin and emissary he is.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (37% in)
  • Emissary?
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (37% in)
  • And what sort of emissary are you?
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (37% in)
  • Over the centuries, the Church's love of innovation had consisted of Inquisitions, whose task was to throttle all life-affirming ideas, to suffocate them in the smoke of the stake: but nowadays she was sending out her emissaries to announce that she was all (or upending things, that her goal was to replace freedom, education, and democracy with dictatorship of the mob and barbarism.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (35% in)

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