The old man was quite pleased by this missive, writing back to Joe Jr. that his “conclusions are very sound.”
The missive was received back in London by David Barrie, a senior diplomat, who appended his own note.
Still, after the missive, he admitted that he did not vote for the great Barack hope.
This missive could just be read as your standard step-around; an attempt to dismantle a potential PR bomb before it detonates.
The missive went on to declare a temporary transfer of power to to his 75-year-old brother, Raúl, the head of the Armed Forces.
However that might be, Litvinov despatched his missive to Irina.
He went to the window and opened the missive with simulated indifference.
I judged that the date of the missive was at least ten or twenty years prior to the civil war.
Stephen returned to the library with the missive in his hand.
The Colonel secures the missive, tears the envelope to shreds, runs his eye over the trivial contents, and curses the War.
mid-15c., "commandment," noun use of adjective (mid-15c.) meaning "sent by superior authority," from Medieval Latin missivus "for sending, sent," especially in littera missiva "letters sent," from Latin missus, past participle of mittere "to send" (see mission).