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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELIVERS

From the jobber they go to the grocer, who delivers them to the consumer.

And from this calamity the Nile, who is our never-failing saviour, delivers and preserves us.

The person who delivers you this, will get conveyed to me what you will be so good to write.

The judge at last rises, and, with mock solemnity, delivers his fiat.

What should be the effect on us when God hears our prayer, and delivers us?

Many of them say good things; hardly one delivers them aptly or gracefully.

He first racks them soundly himself, and then delivers them to the lawyer for execution.

Oh, yes, and it literally does tickle you every time it delivers an instruction.

Unclasping the armlets, one after another, she delivers them to Shebotha.

This can be told by her rejoinder, and the air in which she delivers it.

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.

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