Meaning of “the Foreign Office” in the English Dictionary

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"the Foreign Office" in British English

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the Foreign Officenoun

uk /ˈfɒr.ən ˌɒf.ɪs/ us /ˈfɔːr.ən ˌɑː.fɪs/

Examples from literature

  • He went back to London, where he succeeded in impressing his views upon the Foreign Office, and he returned to Syria charged with a secret mission. 
  • I said that I could not answer for the Foreign Office, but that, speaking as War Minister, one thing I knew we wanted was a "gate" to protect India from troops coming down the new railway. 
  • I was credited by the Germans with having hoodwinked and jollied the Foreign Office and the Government into refraining for two years from using illegally their most effective weapon. 
  • The same democratic forces which had been supporting the Chancellor in other fights again lined up with the Foreign Office. 
  • The war news could hardly be worse, and yet I am told by men who get sealed information from the Foreign Office that worse is coming. 

(Definition of “the Foreign Office” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)