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send forth

To cause, compel, instruct, or direct someone or something to travel forward or outward from some point or place. A noun or pronoun can be used between "send" and "forth." Teams from across the country will send their projects forth for a chance to win the 45th Annual National Science Fair. The group sent me forth to speak to the police officer and explain what we were doing there. Tom sent forth a bone-rattling scream as I pulled the arrow out of his arm.
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send forth

v.
To cause something to go outward from a source: The rulers sent the army forth to threaten the approaching invaders. The wounded soldier sent forth a cry of pain.
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"Fergus sent forth the third cry, and the sons of Usnach knew it was Fergus that sent for the cry.
It was now the middle of May, and the morning was remarkably serene, when Mr Allworthy walked forth on the terrace, where the dawn opened every minute that lovely prospect we have before described to his eye; and now having sent forth streams of light, which ascended the blue firmament before him, as harbingers preceding his pomp, in the full blaze of his majesty rose the sun, than which one object alone in this lower creation could be more glorious, and that Mr Allworthy himself presented--a human being replete with benevolence, meditating in what manner he might render himself most acceptable to his Creator, by doing most good to his creatures.
And the Elderbush sent forth a strong odour in the sun, that was just about to set, and shone right in the old people's faces.
And they stood in a beech-wood that had just put on its first green, where the woodroof* at their feet sent forth its fragrance, and the pale-red anemony looked so pretty among the verdure.
Instead of which, appalling alike to us who look back and to those that lived at the time, capitalism, rotten-ripe, sent forth that monstrous offshoot, the Oligarchy.
ENDNOTES: (1) When Heracles prayed that a son might be born to Telamon and Eriboea, Zeus sent forth an eagle in token that the prayer would be granted.
From their emporium of Vancouver, companies are sent forth in every direction, to supply the interior posts, to trade with the natives, and to trap upon the various streams.
Tenderly they gathered them, with the night-dew fresh upon their leaves, and as they wove chanted sweet spells, and whispered fairy blessings on the bright messengers whom they sent forth to die in a dreary land, that their gentle kindred might bloom unharmed.
The soil was humid and glittering with the rain which had recently fallen, and the refreshed herbs sent forth their perfume with additional energy.
While the Northwesters continued to push their enterprises into the hyperborean regions from their stronghold at Fort William, and to hold almost sovereign sway over the tribes of the upper lakes and rivers, the Mackinaw Company sent forth their light perogues and barks, by Green Bay, Fox River, and the Wisconsin, to that areas artery of the West, the Mississippi; and down that stream to all its tributary rivers.
The Russians stood in serried ranks behind Semenovsk village and its knoll, and their guns boomed incessantly along their line and sent forth clouds of smoke.
Presently, he returned, followed by the boy from the public- house, who bore in one hand a plate of bread and beef, and in the other a great pot, filled with some very fragrant compound, which sent forth a grateful steam, and was indeed choice purl, made after a particular recipe which Mr Swiveller had imparted to the landlord, at a period when he was deep in his books and desirous to conciliate his friendship.
The risen Jesus sent forth His followers to forgive sins in the context of His victory over sin.
It was reported: "Her Majesty's entrance into the borough of Newcastle was recognised by a salute of 21 guns from the Old Castle." Meanwhile, "the bells of St Nicholas sent forth merry peals; and military bands awakened attention".
You are the bows from which your children, as living arrows, are sent forth."