receive word

receive word (from someone or something)

To get or be given a message or communication (from someone or something). We're receiving word that the suspect is moving south on Broadway in a white pickup truck. I received word from my brother that his flight will be delayed. He's received word from a higher authority to begin the evacuation.
See also: receive, someone, word

receive word

(from someone or something) Go to word (from someone or something).
See also: receive, word
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From her girlhood upwards she had had experience among the sick and the mourning, among minds hardened and shrivelled through poverty and ignorance, and had gained the subtlest perception of the mode in which they could best be touched and softened into willingness to receive words of spiritual consolation or warning.
From Friday, Sky Cinema Prem The legendary detective duo spring into action when they receive word from arch-enemy James Moriarty that Queen Victoria will die in four days.
In a text message, Bulalacao said they have yet to receive word from Taiwanese authorities on Parojinog's arrival schedule.
Summary: A preacher negotiating the release of 10 Lebanese hostages held in Syria will receive word on whether they will soon be freed, but the talks appeared snared over the captors' demands for an apology from Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah.
Prospective guests can bid as low as half of the rack rate (although most savings are between 25-35 per cent) and bidders receive word of whether their offer has been accepted or not within a few days - if not sooner.
"Our SERPA holster system was seriously tested and evaluated for much of the year and we are very pleased to receive word that we have been awarded the tender with this German agency," said Mike Noell, BlackHawk president and CEO.
Jamie and Frankie are stunned when they receive word a man's body has been found in the canal - and it matches Danny's description.
She says they expect to have the application for funding finished by the end of September and hope to receive word on funding by the end of the year.
Through a handheld e-mail device from one of the RIMS staff I receive word that all RIMS staff are safe and have been accounted for.
In a telephone interview, Neal Imperial, a political officer at the Philippine Embassy in Indonesia, said they have yet to receive word from the four priests and three nuns who belong to the Salesian religious congregation.
The International Red Cross have begun visiting the prison camps belonging to the Allied forces but has yet to receive word if they'd be allowed to meet PoWs taken by the Iraqi military.
The most moving scenes come when the wives receive word that their men have fallen in action.
THREE AGAINST ONE: A North Shields Under-11s player finds himself outnumbered by Plymouth DC Elite players (above) while he and his team-mates receive words of advice from their coach (below); DERBY BATTLE: Whitley Bay (on left) take on neighbours Cullercoats in the tournament's under-11 competition; WALL TO PLAY FOR: A close battle (right) for the ball in the under-12 clash between Wallsend BC (stripe on strip) and Jarrow; ABOVE AND RIGHT: Action from the tournament's under-11 clash between Wallsend BC (plain strip) and Cramlington Juniors at the Churchill Playing Fields in Whitley Bay North Tyneside Tournament pictures: DAVE CHARLTON, STEVE MILLER and RWT PHOTOGRAPHY
However, two police officers are to receive "words of advice" about the way Mr Lea was physically handled during his arrest and six officers will receive words of advice for failing to secure Mr Lea's car.