deliver (someone or oneself) of (something)

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deliver (someone or oneself) of (something)

1. To rescue or free someone from a difficulty or burden. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "deliver" and "of." Ugh, nothing will deliver us of all the extra work we've inherited since Jane retired. The act of confession finally delivered me of my guilt.
2. To say something. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "deliver" and "of." I can't believe he delivered himself of such inappropriate language in front of children!
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deliver someone of something

to free someone from some burden or problem; to liberate someone from some confinement. He was looking for someone to deliver him of his burdensome responsibility. He was delivered of his burden.
See also: deliver, of

deliver (oneself) of

To pronounce; utter: Before leaving I delivered myself of a few choice comments.
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After the question had been canvassed for several days, the directors voted unanimously to ask me to deliver one of the opening-day addresses, and in a few days after that I received the official invitation.
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Alltel will now be in a position to deliver one of the best MobiTV experiences in the country
As a result, the organization requires a system that is exceptionally agile yet robust and reliable enough to deliver one of the state's most valuable commodities.
With support from Harcourt Assessment and Harcourt Achieve, we plan to deliver one of the best Fiesta events," said Greg Gallaspy, executive director of the Paseo del Rio Association.
SureWest President and CEO Brian Strom will complete his year-long tenure as USTA Chair and will deliver one of the keynote addresses on Monday, October 11.
Taken together, MailGate's anti-spam technologies deliver one of the best combinations of high capture rate and low false positive rate in the industry.
We're pleased to support NEC with our industry leading InfiniBand cluster interconnects to help deliver one of the highest performance blade systems for enterprise applications on the market.
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Samsung has worked with AMD to support AMD64 technology, helping us deliver one of the industry's highest density memory solutions optimized to support server and workstation makers in this fast growing market," said Jon Kang, Samsung's San Jose, Calif.
The expertise of the Cadence engineering services team, particularly in the closing stages, was vital in enabling us to deliver one of our most complex IC designs ever.
Dell's mobile and enterprise technology will help our team deliver one of the world's largest sporting events streamed over the Internet," said Ben Fertic, vice president of information systems for the Ironman Triathlon.