Compliments would earn their deliverer a stream of invective, while an insult or dirty joke “would earn his respect.”
He was at once hailed as a deliverer, and made, as it were, painter to the Revolution.
We know Him for our deliverer from the first moment, if we truly have grasped Him.
But, gentlemen, my desire prompts me towards two more glorious titles, the names of deliverer and restorer of this kingdom.
But it was not always that so hard a task was set before the deliverer.
The multitude, dumb and nerveless with amazement at the daring deed, made no effort to rescue their victim from her deliverer.
He had repeated to his old servant what their deliverer had told them of himself.
I had almost hated him rather than otherwise; but at that moment I looked at him as a deliverer.
The young lady warmly thanked her deliverer, as she termed him.
When he had recovered, his first thought was of his deliverer.
c.1200, "save, rescue, set free, liberate," from Old French delivrer "to set free; remove; save, preserve; hand over (goods)," also used of childbirth, from Late Latin deliberare, from de- "away" (see de-) + Latin liberare "to free" (see liberal (adj.)).
Childbirth sense in English, "to bring (a woman) to childbirth," is from c.1300. Sense of "hand over, give, give up, yield" is c.1300. in English, which brings it in opposition to its root. Meaning "project, throw" is 1590s. Related: Delivered; delivering.
deliver de·liv·er (dĭ-lĭv'ər)
v. de·liv·ered, de·liv·er·ing, de·liv·ers
To assist a woman in giving birth to a baby.
To extract something from an enclosed place, as a foreign body or a tumor.
To perform successfully, esp after promising; come through: It's a very tough assignment, but he thinks he can deliver/ He talks big, but can he deliver the goods? (1909+)