Origin of missive
Examples from the Web for missive
This missive could just be read as your standard step-around; an attempt to dismantle a potential PR bomb before it detonates.
The missive was received back in London by David Barrie, a senior diplomat, who appended his own note.
The missive was passed to Washington through a Swiss diplomat and rejected without even a response by the Bush team.
The old man was quite pleased by this missive, writing back to Joe Jr. that his “conclusions are very sound.”“The Patriarch”: Joseph Kennedy Sr.’s Outsized Life|Jacob Heilbrunn|November 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The missive to film mogul Harvey Weinstein read “Extortion Notice.”How a No-Name Actor Tried to Extort Harvey Weinstein and Groupon’s Cofounder|Christine Pelisek|August 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As she did not offer to touch the missive, His Highness presently sat down and crowded up against her knees.A Young Man in a Hurry|Robert W. Chambers
The potentate of dry goods was drawing in his winnings, as Shirley leaned over Holloway's shoulder to dictate the missive.The Voice on the Wire|Eustace Hale Ball
"I don't know that writing very well, and yet it looks familiar," said Tom, as he tore open the missive.Tom Swift and his Wizard Camera|Victor Appleton
The missive, however, never reached the pontiff to whom it was addressed.The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa|Paul Barron Watson
Paul had winced for a moment to avoid the missive; in the next he stood perfectly upright.Paul Clifford, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton