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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARRANGES

Plato arranges in order the stages of knowledge and of existence.

I have never seen her; but his Eminence has, and 't is he who arranges the affair.

Each of us arranges the world according to his own notion of the fitness of things.

Burke arranges them in tolerably close order in the paragraph.

He arranges everything for her journey, but will not bid her good by.

The artist who arranges my rooms is up there to-day listening to one on air.

The magnet acts on the filings through the paper, and see how it arranges them!

We have a secret service branch which arranges for those things.

But Nature (if she arranges anything) had arranged that from them, at all events, there should be a view.

(Arranges some clothes on a chair) He will be so wet with the rain.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "draw up a line of battle," from Old French arengier (12c.), from a- "to" (see ad-) + rangier "set in a row" (Modern French ranger), from rang "rank," from Frankish *hring (see rank (n.)).

A rare word until the meaning generalized to "to place things in order" c.1780-1800. Musical sense of "adapt for other instruments or voices" is from 1808. Related: Arranged; arranging. Arranged marriage attested from 1854.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.