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  • v. To order or summon (a person) to one's presence.
  • v. To send away for, to request a delivery of.

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

  • v. order, request, or command to come


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  • After the King had crushed Count Peter of Brittany, all the barons of France were so stirred up against Count Tibald of Champagne, that they resolved to send for the Queen of Cyprus, she being daughter to the eldest son of the house of Champagne, in order to disinherit Count Tibal, he being son to the second son.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • "As long as Ish is going to be entertaining Joshua's lady-bird, we might as well send for breakfast after all."


  • Lucy & Mary didn't know anything about that until this morning & they certainly have been quarreling today because their Uncle Rudolph didn't send for them.

    Augusta County: (probably L. [Letitia?] R. Smiley) to Writer's sister (Mary?), November 24, 1866

  • But the load was so immense that the Macedonian quartermasters had to send for thousands of mules and camels from Mesopotamia to bear the treasure.

    Alexander the Great

  • Bessie is not sure whether she is in her right mind, or means anything by the words; but she told Miss Reed and Miss Georgiana, and advised them to send for you.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.

  • I think I asked the favr. of you to send for Anthony in the season for inoculn, as well as to do what is necessary in the orchard, as to pursue the object of inoculating all the Spontaneous cherry trees in the fields with good fruit.


  • We must wait until she comes, and we either have to send for Uncle Wesley and Aunt Margaret, or go to them.

    A Girl of the Limberlost

  • Have Apollodorus send for a basket of the sacred figs.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Thus it was, that whenever the Sultan had a proclamation to make he used to send for the Chief of the Halka, and give him the order; and then the Chief would cause all the Sultan's instruments to be sounded; and thereupon all the host would come to hear the Sultan's commands.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • Anybody send for the Coast Guard? he asked the crowd.



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