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  • n. Plural form of envoy.


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  • The closed door meeting at the US mission to the United Nations in New York included envoys from the five veto-wielding members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China – plus Germany.

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  • He successfully battles varied monsters, welds together a tribe, and starts humanity back on the road to civilization (just in time to meet envoys from the society which seeded the planet with life millennia in the past).

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  • Rice said Iran had given the run-around to envoys from the U.S. and five other world powers ….

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  • He greets us with smiles, deference (for our status as envoys from the outside world) and formality.

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  • Certain Turkish envoys, when admitted into his presence, refused to remove their turbans, whereupon he had them nailed to their heads.

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  • In 1604, he built himself a new capital, Hingking, which he placed not very far east of the modern Mukden, and there he received envoys from the Mongolian chieftains, sent to congratulate him on his triumph.

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  • Pope's Legate, to their excellencies the envoys from the Greek Emperor, to my Lord Conrad the Elector of Maintz, and many more nobles.

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  • In the height of these demonstrations of friendship, two Ottawas entered the council-house, announcing themselves as envoys from the French Governor of Canada to seek a renewal of ancient alliance.

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  • Delay in issuing visas to businessmen creating hurdles, aver Latin American envoys at a seminar

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  • Even as the Persian ambassadors were arriving in camp, envoys from the Greek cities—except the Spartans, of course—were present, offering congratulations to Alexander on his victories.

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