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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SENDING OUT

You will act for your own honour and theirs in sending out to seek them!'

Your plan of sending out Jack to inspect the property is a good one.

"A dissolute friend of mine whom I am sending out to the colonies," he said.

Fancy a jolly Proctor sending out for bowls of rum-punch, and that in April!

The voyagers remained at the mouth of the Ohio ten days, sending out parties in various directions.

They've got us cut off by a blockade, to keep us from sending out the harvest.

I am greatly obliged to your brother for sending out circulars.

Then about the wisdom of sending out a boy like Tom, alone; do you think it best?

And now it was sending out its scouts and its messengers to capture him and bring him in.

It is not like sending out of the country to import something for which we must pay our money.

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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