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  • n. Plural form of emissary.

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Examples

  • The Chinese would never choose to convert to Christianity as long as the most visible emissaries from a Christian nation, the merchants, continued to inflict a blight on their society.

    The Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture: 1776-1876

  • He now stared at the three emissaries from the Polish king: 'I can see why your Jagiello wants to battle the Germans, but why should 1?'

    Poland

  • The French Police were searching for Germans in British uniforms, and everyone felt that some of the inhabitants might be housing emissaries from the German lines.

    The Great War As I Saw It

  • State rights and an absolute Union until the promise of peace should have made men so resolved upon it that there could be no danger of the failure of the negotiations, the emissaries from the South and the authorities from Washington might have talked tariff until the minds of all were prepared for constitutional debate and the resumption of friendly relations.

    London: Saturday, February 18, 1865

  • Certain French emissaries had crept into their towns and were busily engaged, with bribes and arguments, in stimulating them to continued warfare.

    The Life of Francis Marion

  • Others’ opinions may vary, but for my own part, so long as the writer approaches his female characters as people instead of as strange alien emissaries from the planet Woman, I’ll generally read any flaws as flaws of characterization, rather than flaws of * female* characterization.

    The value of the Bechdel Test at SF Novelists

  • And now we find they were already playing games, and people were calling emissaries to have them go to the governor, and that we didn't get the whole story.

    Giving Us the Business

  • States, where the unfortunate victims figure as "English emissaries," is not even alluded to either in our "Annual Register," "Knight's

    The Relations Between the Governments of Great Britain and the United States, from the Treaty of Ghent until the Inauguration of President Lincoln

  • My father, confident that his emissaries were at the back premises, thought he had the gentleman safe; but the moment he heard my father give orders to a soldier to seize him, he darted into his house.

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Her emissaries were the Franciscan friars; her method the founding of

    Two Years Before the Mast

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