Compliments would earn their deliverer a stream of invective, while an insult or dirty joke “would earn his respect.”
He was at once hailed as a deliverer, and made, as it were, painter to the Revolution.
He was received, if not as a deliverer, at least as a necessary and acceptable expedient.
But, gentlemen, my desire prompts me towards two more glorious titles, the names of deliverer and restorer of this kingdom.
After the role of deliverer, that of martyr was not to be despised.
The multitude, dumb and nerveless with amazement at the daring deed, made no effort to rescue their victim from her deliverer.
Death the liberator, the deliverer, the pardoner, the peace-maker!
I had almost hated him rather than otherwise; but at that moment I looked at him as a deliverer.
It was a beautiful dream, and the deliverer was to make it come true!
When he had recovered, his first thought was of his deliverer.
c.1200, "save, rescue, set free, liberate," from Old French delivrer "to set free; remove; save, preserve; hand over (goods)," also used of childbirth, from Late Latin deliberare, from de- "away" (see de-) + Latin liberare "to free" (see liberal (adj.)).
Childbirth sense in English, "to bring (a woman) to childbirth," is from c.1300. Sense of "hand over, give, give up, yield" is c.1300. in English, which brings it in opposition to its root. Meaning "project, throw" is 1590s. Related: Delivered; delivering.
deliver de·liv·er (dĭ-lĭv'ər)
v. de·liv·ered, de·liv·er·ing, de·liv·ers
To assist a woman in giving birth to a baby.
To extract something from an enclosed place, as a foreign body or a tumor.
The price; cost; esp a bill at a restaurant or bar (1755+)