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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MESSAGE

Geta dared trust no one but me to carry a message to Clinias.

To the porter who answered his ring he handed the message to be put off at the first stop.

He returned at length with the message, "The lady says will you please step up-stairs."

A bat circled near, indecisively, as if with a message it hesitated to give.

Will you deliver your message, name your place and hour, and I shall meet you.

If ever you see George again, sir, you will oblige me by conveying one message.

I send now a message to our cousin Charles which his whole kingdom may read.

I am sending this message from the drug store around the corner.

Behind him with steps as noiseless as his own came the three men to whom he had just given the message.

He had told Schwitter he would be at the hospital, and the message found him there.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "communication transmitted via a messenger," from Old French message "message, news, tidings, embassy" (11c.), from Medieval Latin missaticum, from Latin missus "a sending away, sending, despatching; a throwing, hurling," noun use of past participle of mittere "to send" (see mission). The Latin word is glossed in Old English by ærende. Specific religious sense of "divinely inspired communication via a prophet" (1540s) led to transferred sense of "the broad meaning (of something)," first attested 1828. To get the message "understand" is from 1960.

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