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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 pair discussed whether then-leader Kim Jong Il would send an emissary to Washington DC to extend a formal invite to Clinton.
The Chinese were left to wonder why Trump sent an emissary whose message the president did not believe in.
The timing of the move, which was expected, carries a sting for China: President Xi Jinping’s top economic emissary is in Washington this week for meetings to ease tensions between the world's two biggest economies.
Zig zagging towards your future and these emissaries from your past lives are just reminding you of all the possible ways of being that have been open to you before.
Hawking will be remembered for his research into the very fundamentals of the universe, including the nature of gravity and black holes (as well as his role as an eloquent scientific emissary to the public).
But moving into the White House would confer on him the official role of chief emissary of Trump’s economic policies.
The two shows reckon with the loaded nature of the Gurlitt trove, exploring Hildebrand Gurlitt’s difficult history as a man who was one-quarter Jewish, a devotee of modern art, and ultimately, a loyal emissary of the Third Reich.
Liu He, a high-level emissary of President Xi Jinping, kept a low profile on a visit to Washington, calling for cooperation.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of emissary
First Known Use: 1607See Words from the same year
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Definition of emissary for English Language Learners
: a person who is sent on a mission to represent another person or organization
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