I expect you will be there to lift it; if it comes back to me undelivered another pillar of my faith in humanity will be gone.
A few days later your answer is returned to you undelivered.
But they had just found Lord Cornwallis's letter in my pocket, still sealed and undelivered.
He reminded her of an undelivered parcel, waiting for its owner to turn up.
There we exchanged a few words for the first time, and this reminds me that I am bearer of a message yet undelivered.
"Nothing at all undelivered," he said, as he politely expressed his regret at having to disappoint me.
He was weak enough to permit himself to be removed to a distance with his ultimatum to Napoleon undelivered.
He was ten miles down the river before he remembered that the reproof he had framed for the girl had been undelivered.
But how could I face Kitty Carrington with that undelivered note?
Drawing a thick packet of undelivered telegrams from his pocket, he handed it to his uncle.
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+)