It was a strong speech, a solid speech, a well-delivered and well-received speech—but also a safe and unadventurous speech.
The State of the Union was a well-delivered pastiche of soaring words, vague goals, and modest initiatives.
Both require a good sense of timing: a well-made drink and a well-delivered insight.
A couple of well-delivered blows with a stout stick had thoroughly stunned them almost at the same instant.
Strong arms have seldom occasion to repeat a well-delivered blow.
A well-delivered blow with this terrible weapon will spilt a mans head from crown to chin.
Then in a graceful, well-delivered, and pleasant little speech, Mr. Victor Cavendish opened the fight on the second clause.
“That” was a well-delivered charge of buckshot between the timbers of the cabin.
Brannan had backed him with half a dozen well-delivered blows, but even these had evoked neither shot nor knife.
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+)