commissary


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commissary

1. US a shop supplying food or equipment, as in a military camp
2. US a snack bar or restaurant in a film studio
3. a representative or deputy, esp an official representative of a bishop
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In the first one handy, provided it is safe," said the commissary, with an indifference which penetrated poor Bonacieux with horror.
Bonacieux--lamentations to which, besides, they must have been pretty well accustomed--the two guards took the prisoner each by an arm, and led him away, while the commissary wrote a letter in haste and dispatched it by an officer in waiting.
He believed they were come to conduct him to the scaffold; so that when he saw merely and simply, instead of the executioner he expected, only his commissary of the preceding evening, attended by his clerk, he was ready to embrace them both.
Bring in the Monsieur d'Artagnan," said the commissary to the guards.
Monsieur d'Artagnan," said the commissary, addressing Athos, "declare all that passed yesterday between you and Monsieur.
But I tell you, Monsieur Commissary," cried Bonacieux, in his turn, "there is not the least doubt about the matter.
At this moment the door was opened quickly, and a messenger, introduced by one of the gatekeepers of the Bastille, gave a letter to the commissary.
I swear to you, Monsieur Commissary, that you are in the profoundest error, that I know nothing in the world about what my wife had to do, that I am entirely a stranger to what she has done; and that if she has committed any follies, I renounce her, I abjure her, I curse her
said Athos to the commissary, "if you have no more need of me, send me somewhere.
The commissary designated by the same gesture Athos and Bonacieux, "Let them be guarded more closely than ever.
Do as I bade you," cried the commissary, "and preserve absolute secrecy.
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