[ UK /ˈɛmɪsəɹi/ ]
[ US /ˈɛməˌsɛɹi/ ]
  1. someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
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How To Use emissary In A Sentence

  • Then came the Emissary in the guise of a holy man (and I thought it the most dangerous disguise he could have assumed, for I wonder the police do not arrest every sannyasi and fakir on suspicion) and brought us the Message. Driftwood Spars The Stories of a Man, a Boy, a Woman, and Certain Other People Who Strangely Met Upon the Sea of Life
  • His status was important enough that he was even sent as an emissary to France to find a suitable mid-wife for the queen.
  • When Frank Merriam arrived at room 622 of the Ambassador Hotel for his audience with J.F.T. O'Connor, the emissary from the White House, the possibility that President Roosevelt might actually express support for his candidacy, once so farfetched it was laughable, now seemed within reach. Greg Mitchell: Dispatches From Incredible 1934 Campaign: When FDR Sold Out Upton Sinclair
  • In its place, he sent his emissary to negotiate a plan for greater autonomy.
  • The male priests and the warrior priests invoke their respective tutelaries before a trapping expedition and the _manikiad_ [43] calls upon the emissary [44] of the war deities. The Manóbos of Mindanáo Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume XXIII, First Memoir
  • They waved flags, held banners, and waited for an emissary to come to the balcony to announce their salvation. THE FAMILY
  • Behind either condyle is a depression, the condyloid fossa, which receives the posterior margin of the superior facet of the atlas when the head is bent backward; the floor of this fossa is sometimes perforated by the condyloid canal, through which an emissary vein passes from the transverse sinus. II. Osteology. 5a. The Cranial Bones. 1. The Occipital Bone
  • An emissary would be permitted to leave Berwick to apprise the so-called Regent of this arrangement.
  • They communicate with the underlying cerebral veins, and also with the diploic and emissary veins. IX. Neurology. 4g. The Meninges of the Brain and Medulla Spinalis
  • Perhaps Laudwine had come to town only to be an emissary from the Witted to Kettricken. THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN
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