embassy


embassy
01. There was a demonstration at the American [Embassy] in Bonn to protest against the bombing of Iraq.
02. He went to the [embassy] to report that his passport had been stolen.
03. The rebels are holding staff members of the American [Embassy] hostage.
04. Chen went to the American [Embassy] in Beijing to apply for a student visa.
05. U.S. warplanes bombed the Chinese [Embassy] in Yugoslavia in May 1999.
06. On January 31, 1968, North Vietnam attacked U.S. and South Vietnamese troops, and reached the American [Embassy] in Saigon.
07. I have to go to the [embassy] today because I lost my passport.
08. Because it is such a small country, Belize's diplomatic affairs are mainly handled by British [embassies].
09. In February of 1972, the British [Embassy] in Dublin, Ireland was burned down after a day of anti-British demonstrations.
10. The [embassy] threw a party for all the athletes that were competing in the Olympics.
11. Demonstrators gathered outside the French [embassies] in various countries to protest against nuclear testing in the South Pacific.
12. In January of 1981, 52 American hostages who had been seized in their [embassy] in Tehran, Iran were released after 444 days in captivity.
13. Victor's parents asked the Australian [Embassy] to help them get a lawyer for him after he was arrested for supposedly trying to smuggle drugs out of Thailand.
14. In April of 1984, a British policewoman was killed by a gunman shooting from inside the Libyan [Embassy] in London.

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  • Embassy — Em bas*sy, n.; pl. {Embassies}. [OF. ambass[ e]e, embasc[ e]e, LL. ambasciata, fr. ambasciare for ambactiare to go on a mission, fr. L. ambactus vassal, dependent, of Celtic or German origin; cf. W. amaeth husbandman, Goth. andbahts servant, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • embassy — ► NOUN (pl. embassies) 1) the official residence or offices of an ambassador. 2) chiefly historical a deputation sent by one state to another. ORIGIN Old French ambasse, from Latin ambactus servant (related to AMBASSADOR(Cf. ↑ambassadress)) …   English terms dictionary

  • embassy — [em′bə sē] n. pl. embassies [earlier ambassy < MFr ambassée < OIt ambasciata < Prov ambaissada < * ambaissa: see AMBASSADOR] 1. the position, functions, or business of an ambassador 2. the official residence or offices of an… …   English World dictionary

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