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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 most prominent outcome of his zeal for rubles was his hosting of the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013 - arranged by the very same Russian developers, the Agalarovs, who steered the Kremlin's emissaries to the Trump campaign in 2016.
In April 1861, Lee is called to the city of Washington by an emissary for Abraham Lincoln who tries to get Lee to crush secession.
At first, Obama and his then secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, secretly sent two trusted emissaries to meet with Iranian officials.
An emissary from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office visited their trailer recently to deliver the message to Stryffeler and the other 150 or more campers living on rural property just outside city limits.
As an emissary from Earth, however, Cassini could have been carrying trace organisms — or at least organic material.
Now in office, Macron hopes to act as a European emissary to Washington at a moment when the continent's leaders are consumed with internal political affairs.
Just a week shy of 40 years ago, humanity’s emissary to the stars left this planet for a journey through the solar system.
America’s first emissary to France—have benefited from mixing the roles of envoy and entertainer.
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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
Synonymsagent, delegate, ambassador, envoy, legate, minister, representative
Related Wordsambassadress; attaché, chargé d'affaires, consul, deputy, diplomat, foreign minister, nuncio, procurator, proxy; apostle, evangelist, missionary; deputation, detachment, legation; courier, messenger; mouthpiece, spokesperson
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