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  • v. To dismiss from one's presence.
  • v. To send to a particular place for a long time, as a family member, an employee, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. stop associating with
  • v. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position


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  • So home to my lodgings and there endeavoured to have finished the examining my papers of Pursers 'business to have sent away to-night, but I was so sleepy with my late early risings and late goings to bed that I could not do it, but was forced to go to bed and leave it to send away to-morrow by an Expresse.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Jan/Feb 1665/66

  • If you see him, or write, say that I have not ten minutes to send away Mr. Acourt, who cannot be detained.

    The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton

  • The next day (the 13th), the Assembly pressed on the king to send away the troops, to permit the Bourgeoisie of Paris, to arm for the preservation of order in the city, and offered to send a deputation from their body to tranquillize them: but their propositions were refused.

    Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies

  • We, fearing the canonicall hour would be past before we got thither, did with a great deal of unwillingness send away the license and wedding ring.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, July 1665

  • She told me to go and send away her gondola, because she chose to make use of mine, and I immediately sent it away; she bid me to move from my place, and pray Carrio to sit down in it, because she had something to say to him; and I did as she desired.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau


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