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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
An angry Catholic mob marched on the home of Bishop John Purcell on Christmas 1853 to protest a visit by Cardinal Gaetano Bedini, an Italian emissary of Pope Pius IX.
In this image, RFK is neither his dapper brother’s ghost nor his ostentatious father’s emissary.
An emissary for the Shogun visits the Japanese version of the Mariposa Saloon and orders Akane to hand over that daughter, a young geisha named Sakura.
Along with a cast that included President Bill Clinton, Mr. de Blasio was an indispensable emissary as Mr. Cuomo quit the race and endorsed his opponent, H. Carl McCall.
However trusted by the president, Pompeo is hardly a traditional emissary.
China watchers point to Ross’s rocky record as a Trump emissary to Beijing.
One of PSY Group's founders, Joel Zamel, met in August 2016 at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr. and an emissary to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to discuss how PSY Group could help Trump win, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
Maeve quipped after Akane poked an emissary in the eye, one of a few of this episode’s examples of hyper-stylized violence.
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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
legal Definition of emissary
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