Part of speech: noun

A secret agent; spy.

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Usage examples "emissary":

  1. One sunny morning in August he came into her room early just as she was finishing her prayers, and announced the arrival of an emissary from abroad. - "By What Authority?", Robert Hugh Benson.
  2. She is a very clever emissary of the German Government, and she has succeeded in baffling us entirely up till now because by a chain of coincidences there has been no one who could identify her on the various occasions that she has been in England. - "War-time Silhouettes", Stephen Hudson.
  3. It was not a very brilliant ray, for the more I thought over it, the more unlikely it seemed that a rendezvous should take place at that spot and in that inconvenient fashion, when there was nothing to prevent Ashington or his emissary from entering the house by the front door and holding their conversation in the parlour. - "The Spy in Black", J. Storer Clouston.