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Embassy, 1) a public message concerning state affairs; a) the sending and employment of a public minister: “comes in e.” LLL I, 1, 135. “dispatched him in an e.” John I, 99. “on your Greekish e.” Troil. IV, 5, 216.
b) the commission delivered by him: “what's his e.” LLL II, 3. “hear the e.” John I, 6. “my e.” John I, 6 II, 44. H5 I, 1, 95. I, 2, 240. II, 4, 32. Cor. V, 3, 17.
2) any message: “in tender e. of love,” Sonn. 45, 6. “another e. of meeting,” Wiv. III, 5, 132. “hear Orsino's e.” Tw. I, 5, 176. “loving --ies,” Wint. I, 1, 31. “in e. to his mother,” Cymb. IV, 2, 185.
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