Six Ottoman ships of the line were dispatched to crush rebels and many more civilians.
In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson was dispatched to report on a motorcycle race in Las Vegas.
But Majority Leader Harry Reid sounded optimistic that a bipartisan deal could be reached soon after his own plan was dispatched.
As head of the armed forces, he dispatched the Revolutionary Guards to the prisons to carry out the slaughter.
A French gendarme on the case has been dispatched to London, where he will be joined by three additional French investigators.
It was impossible to reply, since Blakeney had dispatched his wire from Crewe, and was presumably already travelling southwards.
The moment she had dispatched her letter, she set out to visit her poor friends.
Four more were now dispatched after the missing cook, and Stanley halted three days to wait the return of his men.
Cheppi, however, was dispatched to the barn, and the two others ran after him.
A second party was dispatched with provisions for them, but they found the mountains impassable in consequence of the snow.
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.