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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEND OUT

He's got a big list of names, and can send out letters to the people that count.

But we need not anticipate evil: that is to send out for the suffering.

I can't say whether they'd send out a general alarm on my report.

I telephoned to the police there, just after you left, and they said they'd send out a posse.

They are helping to send out others, perhaps; but are they giving their own?

He must send out scouting parties or something of that sort.

It is easy to send out death, but can your wisdom recall the life?

You have signaled the men on shore to send out a boat to take us off?

It will then send out scouts to discover the enemy's position.

And so Elmer did not think it was unworthy of a true scout to send out the call for help.

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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