“We greatly enjoyed reading your ‘Second Impressions’ dispatch,” replied a senior diplomat.
“Hague was excellent at the dispatch box [the podium used during PMQ],” Norton says.
The China dispatch maybe be a short-term detour, but one with little downside.
And even EMS dispatch vets, generally reluctant to second-guess the work of one of their own, have piled on.
They pooled dollars and pesos for an estimated $225, enough to dispatch the 24-year-old woman but not enough to contain the story.
His plan was to light the candle, dispatch a porter with the message, and bolt for home.
If you don't get this dispatch through, you don't get anything.
In the first place, he must, with the one bullet already in his gun, dispatch the two Indians who sat on the log.
His dispatch undoubtedly was of great importance, and yet he was not able to deliver it.
In the dispatch to M. Pageot we gave the views of our Government on this question.
1510s, "to send off in a hurry," from a word in Spanish (despachar "expedite, hasten") or Italian (dispacciare "to dispatch"). For first element, see dis-. The exact source of the second element has been proposed as Vulgar Latin *pactare "to fasten, fix" or *pactiare, or as Latin -pedicare "to entrap" (from Latin pedica "shackle;" see impeach); and the Spanish and Italian words seem to be related to (perhaps opposites of) Old Provençal empachar "impede." See OED for full discussion. Meaning "to get rid of by killing" is attested from 1520s. Related: Dispatched; dispatching. As a noun, from 1540s, originally "dismissal;" sense of "a message sent speedily" is first attested 1580s.