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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FURNISH

Would it be the old case of 'I furnish the bread and you furnish the water'?

They must serve for potatoes and they have to furnish our meat.

I was sent among as precious a set of rascals as New York could furnish.

They furnish forth no real portrait of the dear lady: how could I hope they should?

Cornell, it is stated, injured his machine to furnish an excuse for the stoppage of the work.

A village, then, if it be but large enough to furnish an inn?

Who said, that if we put the money together we could furnish an office, and make a show?'

Perhaps it would be better not to tell him who is to furnish the money.

But we're going to furnish publicity to this secluded work of art.

Commodities which Louisiana may furnish in return for those of Europe.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French furniss-, present participle stem of furnir "furnish, accomplish," from Old French fornir (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *fornire, alteration of *fromire, from West Germanic *frumjan "forward movement, advancement" (cf. Old High German frumjan "to do, execute, provide"), from Proto-Germanic *fram- "forwards" (see from). Meaning "to provide" (something) is from 1520s. Related: Furnished; furnishing.

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