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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELIVERED

Festivals in honour of Zeus, because he delivered men from misfortunes and dangers.

The young Tory's first election address was delivered upon this occasion.

On the 5th of February the king attended and delivered the speech from the throne in person.

God had delivered him from the very tomb of death; why need I fear?

So this had to be delivered; but for the rest of it, and of the dinner, you must wait for my next telegram.

The bond was delivered to Fox, who tore it up and flung the pieces into the fire.

Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

"Why, I've delivered quite a lecture upon beauty," Miss Coleman said.

He had accepted this errand, and had delivered the letters as in duty bound.

My uncle was going home, and it was delivered to him just as he stepped into his chariot.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "save, rescue, set free, liberate," from Old French delivrer "to set free; remove; save, preserve; hand over (goods)," also used of childbirth, from Late Latin deliberare, from de- "away" (see de-) + Latin liberare "to free" (see liberal (adj.)).

Childbirth sense in English, "to bring (a woman) to childbirth," is from c.1300. Sense of "hand over, give, give up, yield" is c.1300. in English, which brings it in opposition to its root. Meaning "project, throw" is 1590s. Related: Delivered; delivering.

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