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He gives his ambassador a sum on which a private gentleman can live, and no more.

I should think so—involving the Ambassador of a foreign power!

"And his own too, sometimes, I believe," answered the ambassador drily.

"You find the scene strange, Marquis," said the ambassador, glancing at him shrewdly.

One who serves his country by residing abroad, yet is not an ambassador.

He was there as the ambassador of suffering, as he had said.

I was to have been at our ambassador's one evening when he was there; but a headache prevented me.

"Yes, one for you; two for the Ambassador," said Jennie, with a laugh.

I know the Ambassador; if you do not wish to meet him, I will intercept him.

Why should I not wish to meet the Ambassador of my adopted country?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., also embassador, from Middle French ambassadeur, from Old French embassator, via Provençal or Old Spanish from Latin ambactus "a servant, vassal," from Celtic amb(i)actos "a messenger, servant," from PIE *ambhi- "about" (see ambi-) + *ag- "drive, lead" (see act (v.)). Cf. embassy. Forms in am- and em- were used indiscriminately 17c.-18c.

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