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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELIVERING

"You must be very careful of it," said the old woman, delivering her message faithfully.

In ten minutes the old Indian was delivering an oration to us, squatted in resignation.

The movie-maker was in his element now, delivering the clincher in an argument.

And with that she looked as if she were delivering a lecture and shook her head at him.

A generator operates most efficiently when delivering its rated output.

Just for delivering a letter to the chief of police in Winnipeg.

The girl 128 was leaning over, and the man evidently was delivering a harangue.

"These are for your keeping, Greneral," said he, delivering them into D'Auvergne's hand.

I'll have him delivering the goods before the season is half over.

Matty was saved from delivering his angry response, for just then "taps" sounded.

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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