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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEND

“I will send her some, and likewise of mine own comfits and cakes,” said Mistress Dennet.

I will send back and get the flour, as it is only five miles off.

I will send you these letters for your perusal in a few days.

Since I wrote the above, I ventured to send a letter by Shorey to my mother.

You must send me no more letters: but a compliable one you may send.

I now send you copies of my letters to my uncles: with their answers.

It was proposed to send for me down: but my father said, he could not bear to look upon me.

You will see three on one string; send me the one with such and such teeth.'

And as they are come, your father, to shew how much he is determined, will have me send them up to you.

I'll send young Rapson, the architect, along to make a design.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sendan "send, send forth; throw, impel," from Proto-Germanic *sandijan (cf. Old Saxon sendian, Old Norse and Old Frisian senda, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch senden, Dutch zenden, German senden, Gothic sandjan), causative form of base *sinþan, denoting "go, journey" (source of Old English sið "way, journey," Old Norse sinn, Gothic sinþs "going, walk, time"), from PIE root *sent- "to head for, go" (cf. Lithuanian siusti "send;" see sense (n.)).

Also used in Old English of divine ordinance (e.g. godsend, from Old English sand "messenger, message," from Proto-Germanic *sandaz "that which is sent"). Slang sense of "to transport with emotion, delight" is recorded from 1932, in American English jazz slang.

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