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Examples of emissary in a Sentence
She acted as the president's personal emissary to the union leaders.
most of the industrialized nations of the world sent emissaries to the conference on global warming
Recent Examples of emissary from the Web
The North didn’t answer U.S. phone calls and its emissaries didn’t even show up for a pre-summit meeting in Singapore.
We weren't focused on this story, about another Trump tower meeting in 2016 between Donald Trump, Jr. and an emissary for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who offered to help the Trump campaign.
Nader is an emissary for the princes of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes.
And this is — Apple had Jimmy Iovine as sort of their emissary to the music business.
An evangelical Christian himself, Mr. Pence has often served as an administration emissary to conservative religious audiences—a constituency that is essential to Republican hopes in the 2018 midterm election.
The dream of such a visit seems as remote as the stars themselves—unless, perhaps, the stars somehow send emissaries to us.
Comets would thus be the default emissaries from other stars.
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Did You Know?
Like missionaries, emissaries are sent on missions. However, emissaries are more likely to be representing governments, political leaders, and nonreligious institutions, and an emissary's mission is usually to negotiate or to gather information. So a president may send a trusted emissary to a war-torn region to discuss peace terms. A company's CEO may send an emissary to check out another company that they may be thinking of buying. And a politician may send out an emissary to persuade a wealthy individual to become a supporter.
EMISSARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emissary for English Language Learners
: a person who is sent on a mission to represent another person or organization
EMISSARY Defined for Kids
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