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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELIVERY

It must not be supposed that this spring day in the spring places had reformed his manner of delivery.

The work of the individual endured only as long as its delivery lasted.

The delivery of ewes and wethers is timed by individual arrangement.

The purchaser then brought, or sent, an order on board the ship, for the delivery of the opium.

The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery.

This was addressed to the postman, who came in with the afternoon delivery of letters.

Her delivery was unnatural and pompous; her motions were stiff, strained, ridiculous.

It was the delivery of those at the apartment that taxed her ingenuity.

Of course there ain't no delivery of the goods now because—'

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WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "action of handing over to another," from Anglo-French delivrée, noun use of fem. past participle of Old French délivrer (see deliver). Childbirth sense is attested from 1570s. Of speech, from 1580s. Of a blow, throw of a ball, etc., from 1702.

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