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deliver

 [de-liv´er]
1. to aid in childbirth.
2. to remove, as a fetus, placenta, or lens of the eye.

de·liv·er

(dĕ-liv'ĕr),
1. To assist a woman in childbirth.
2. To extract from an enclosed place, as the fetus from the womb, an object or foreign body, for example, a tumor from its capsule or surroundings, or the lens of the eye in cases of cataract.
[fr. O. Fr. fr. L. de- + liber, free]

deliver

(dĭ-lĭv′ər)
v. deliv·ered, deliv·ering, deliv·ers
v.tr.
a. To give birth to: She delivered a baby boy this morning.
b. To assist (a woman) in giving birth: The doctor delivered her of twins.
c. To assist or aid in the birth of: The midwife delivered the baby.
v.intr.
To give birth: She expects to deliver in late August.

de·liv′er·a·bil′i·ty n.
de·liv′er·a·ble adj.
de·liv′er·er n.

de·liv·er

(dĕ-liv'ĕr)
1. To assist a woman in childbirth.
2. To extract from an enclosed place, as the fetus from the womb, an object or foreign body, e.g., a tumor from its capsule or surroundings, or the lens of the eye in cases of cataract.
[fr. O. Fr. fr. L. de- + liber, free]

deliver

1. to aid in parturition.
2. to remove, as a fetus, placenta or lens of the eye.
References in classic literature ?
Fortunately, the beasts seemed more bent on stretching their paws, and yawning, and flourishing their tails, than devouring me alive; but they would suffer no resurrection, and I was forced to lie till their malignant masters pleased to deliver me: then, hatless and trembling with wrath, I ordered the miscreants to let me out - on their peril to keep me one minute longer - with several incoherent threats of retaliation that, in their indefinite depth of virulency, smacked of King Lear.
When this inventory was read over to the emperor, he directed me, although in very gentle terms, to deliver up the several particulars.
Then I shall begin, and I hope by this means to deliver the people from the terror that reigns over them.
Before Felton replied, and before she should be forced to resume this conversation, so difficult to be sustained in the same exalted tone, she let her hands fall; and as if the weakness of the woman overpowered the enthusiasm of the inspired fanatic, she said: "But no, it is not for me to be the Judith to deliver Bethulia from this Holofernes.
To think of the Parisians," soliloquized D'Artagnan, "offering only the other day, by an edict of the parliament, six hundred thousand francs to any man soever who would deliver up the cardinal to them, dead or alive -- if alive, in order to hang him; if dead, to deny him the rites of Christian burial
One of the Indian boys was taken ill, and it became my duty to take him to Washington, deliver him over to the Secretary of the Interior, and get a receipt for him, in order that he might be returned to his Western reservation.
Tell your Queen," said the Sorceress to the girl, "that she must deliver up to me old Mombi, to be my prisoner.
He would toss the five balls under the bunk and tell Michael to fetch three, and neither two, nor four, but three would Michael bring forth and deliver into his hand.
When I came home for my brother's sword, I found no body at home to deliver me his sword, and so I thought my brother Sir Kay should not go swordless, and so I came hither eagerly and pulled it out of the stone without any pain.
And I have two messages to deliver, which I hope you will not object to receive.
He made, at that moment, a solemn vow to deliver him and then looked around for the means.
In the interval of this operation I took up the Bible and began to read; but my head was too much disturbed with the tobacco to bear reading, at least at that time; only, having opened the book casually, the first words that occurred to me were these, "Call on Me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me.