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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The diplomatic and consular staff of the United States.
  • n. The diplomatic and consular personnel of a nation's foreign office.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world


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  • Real estate is my second career after being a long-term Foreign Service officer.

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  • To my mind the World Service which for some reason I mistakely called the Foreign Service performs a similar role.

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  • JACK CAFFERTY, CNN ANCHOR: Wolf, it's called the Foreign Service for a reason.

    CNN Transcript Nov 1, 2007

  • Cootes used to say that the strangest mission in a lifetime spent in the Foreign Service was his flight across the Atlantic with an attach├ę case handcuffed to his wrist that contained a piece of Il Duce's brain.

    Il Duce's Brain

  • "Ambassador Walker's broad experience in the Middle East and his dedicated service to the United States in the Foreign Service will be a valuable asset to our Embassy in Egypt," said the President "I am delighted to nominate him to this position."

    President Names Edward Walker Ambassador To Egypt

  • The Director General of the Foreign Service is the principal advisor to the Secretary of State and Deputy Secretary and the Under Secretary for Management on Foreign Service and Civil Service personnel policy.

    Gnehm Named Director General Of Foreign Service

  • The total State Department personnel, including other personnel categories, such as Foreign Service reserve, Foreign Service staff, civil service employees, and foreign nationals, increased from 5,692 in 1938 to 20,327 in 1948 and 25,495 in 1968.

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  • She is a native of New Jersey whose father was in the Foreign Service, meaning she has lived all over the world.

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  • William Miller, a former Foreign Service officer and a talented Senate staff member, was appointed staff director.

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  • It provides our remarkably talented Foreign Service diplomats a rare occasion to return the hospitality accorded the embassy by each host government.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Abroad... All Eyes Turn to Old Glory


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