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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 ?
Meanwhile the princess was eagerly waiting till her deliverer should come back; and had a road made leading up to her palace all of shining gold; and told her courtiers that whoever came on horseback, and rode straight up to the gate upon it, was her true lover; and that they must let him in: but whoever rode on one side of it, they must be sure was not the right one; and that they must send him away at once.
She raised her eyelids, looked at Quasimodo, then closed them again suddenly, as though terrified by her deliverer.
Prince Andrew without lifting his eyes rode hastily away from the doctor's wife, who was calling him her deliverer, and recalling with a sense of disgust the minutest details of this humiliating scene he galloped on to the village where he was told that the commander in chief was.
Casaubon was out of the question, not merely because he declined duty of this sort, but because Featherstone had an especial dislike to him as the rector of his own parish, who had a lien on the land in the shape of tithe, also as the deliverer of morning sermons, which the old man, being in his pew and not at all sleepy, had been obliged to sit through with an inward snarl.
I could just see Dian in the darkness, but I knew that she could not see my features or recognize me; and I enjoyed in anticipation, even while I was fighting for her life and mine, her dear joy when she should discover that it was I who was her deliverer.
Before them Tara's deliverer was wiping the blood from his sword upon the hair of his victim.
A dozen bands of cut-throats he had driven from the Derby hills, and though the barons would much rather have had all the rest than he, the peasants worshipped him as a deliverer from the lowborn murderers who had been wont to despoil the weak and lowly and on whose account the women of the huts and cottages had never been safe.
The Eagle did not prove ungrateful to his deliverer, for seeing the Peasant sitting under a wall which was not safe, he flew toward him and with his talons snatched a bundle from his head.
Ah, my deliverer," said the Snake as well as he could, "you have arrived just in time; this reptile, you see, is pitching into me without provocation.
And when the glorious Revolution came he was one of those who rode out to meet and welcome William the Deliverer.
And whatever we are to say to you, sir,' exclaimed Mrs Kenwigs, addressing young Lillyvick's deliverer, 'I am sure I don't know.
Arriving at Thebes he answered the riddle of the Sphinx and the grateful Thebans made their deliverer king.