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Diplomatic Service

(in Britain) the division of the Civil Service which provides diplomats to represent the U.K. abroad
(not capitals) the equivalent institution of any other country
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  • On the whole he had inclined towards the diplomatic service.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • She then was very young and he an attaché in the diplomatic service.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • Such were the perils of the diplomatic service of the colonies in those days.

    Benjamin Franklin John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  • Edmund said there had been many conversions in the diplomatic service.

    Passing By Maurice Baring
  • This or that personage passes for a member of the diplomatic service.

    Old and New Paris, v. 2 Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • You were going into the diplomatic service, Monty reminded him.

    Under Cover Roi Cooper Megrue
  • You forget that I am not in the diplomatic service, Mademoiselle.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa

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