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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SENT

As for this new edict, it will prove a rebounding arrow, striking him who sent it.

And don't you say to any one else that I ever seen him or sent you there.

I know all about that, and who was the means of having him sent away.

What a dangerous character you'd be if you were sent to match silks!

You've sent Briggs off, and I've all that packing and unpacking to do.

I afterward sold their horse, and sent them the balance of the proceeds.

Kate's anxieties, when she at last hinted them to Malbone, only sent him further into revery.

Sent her back her letters—with a tickler to herself on her conduct.

But she had to; and she was sent out of the room because she cried.

It was sent back then to the lords, and finally passed by them.

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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