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send away

Also, send off.
Dispatch someone or something, as in We send the children away to camp every summer, or I sent off that letter last week. The first term dates from the first half of the 1500s, the variant from the late 1700s.
Order an item, as in I sent away for those gloves last month but they haven't arrived yet . Also see send for , def. 2.
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  • He said, sir, as how you were not to send away the carriage.

    Clarence Bret Harte
  • send away Ducorneau somewhere, Beausire, while I finish this fellow.

    The Queen's Necklace Alexandre Dumas pre
  • They were then enjoined to send away their barbes and receive Roman Catholic priests to celebrate the mass.

    L'Histoire Des Vaudois J. Bresse et al.
  • I reckon, when I send away this letter, he will be just got into the House of Commons.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • The latter he could send away at a day's notice; the former he would probably want for a certain purpose.

    The Lady of Lynn Walter Besant
  • It were now a desirable life to send away our love to heaven.

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford
  • Something very important, monseigneur; but send away this man.

    The Regent's Daughter Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • Other city merchants, not producers, send away about 100 tons a-week.

  • Knowing Morgan as he did, he was convinced that he had found some means to dispose of the two officers and send away the cavalry.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer Cyrus Townsend Brady

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