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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
Potter said residents decided to send an emissary to the family's home to discuss the swastika a couple days after it was discovered.
Once a fierce critic of Donald Trump’s divisive policies, Haley is now ambassador to the United Nations, perhaps his most presentable emissary to the world: the diplomatic face of a profoundly undiplomatic presidency.
Truman used a variety of messages, letters, and emissaries to telegraph his intent to MacArthur, but all were studiously ignored by the American Caesar.
Most of their information came from reports filed by their longtime Africa field agent, the man who was accompanying Zannah Mustapha to his secret talks with emissaries from Boko Haram.
Haley is Trump’s most presentable emissary to the world: the diplomatic face of a profoundly undiplomatic presidency.
Putin’s emissary turned out to be a banker, or, more accurately, a banker-spy.
Khan sent emissaries to the city of Merv in Turkmenistan demanding tribute and the pick of the city’s most beautiful women.
And the result is the fact that the Clinton campaign funded this research could very well take some wind out of the sails of those outraged about Trump's emissaries potentially working with a foreign power.
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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
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