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send a message

To emphasize or make a clear statement of one's position. We need to send a message to these hostile nations that we will not compromise our values for fear of reprisal. The latest memo clearly sends a message to certain people in the company that their days are numbered. The quilts are intended to send a message of hope to the survivors of this tragedy.
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Yea, O King, I sent a message, but from all I have heard, Masilo, my messenger, gave more than the message, for he stabbed the Black One.
If anti-Iraqi forces are using As Siniyah, we didn't see them, but we sent a message that we are serious about security.