verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- a method of effecting a speedy delivery of goods, money, etc.
- a conveyance or organization for the expeditious transmission of goods, money, etc.
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Now the Times’ chief Africa correspondent, Walsh contributed dispatches that pulsated with urgency and empathy.Revisiting Pakistan’s tangle of contradictions and violence|Bilal Qureshi|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
The wording for the myriad dispatches have spanned the substance spectrum.Not getting any travel postcards? A project in Mali delivers delight — and a lifeline.|Bailey Berg|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Every year our Voices of the Voters posts produce some very memorable moments, and already this dispatch from La Jolla has joined the Hall of Fame.
Few “inconveniences trouble the life of anyone on the governor’s train,” journalist Richard Rovere wrote in a campaign dispatch for the New Yorker.The parallels between 1948’s ‘Dewey defeats Truman’ election and today|jakemeth|November 3, 2020|Fortune
Westenhofer’s husband is a dispatch manager at a trucking company who works long hours.The economy could lose a generation of working mothers|Bryce Covert|October 30, 2020|Vox
One police officer was coolly dispatched as he lay wounded on the sidewalk.
In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson was dispatched to report on a motorcycle race in Las Vegas.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A car was indeed dispatched, with no mention that the suspect was possibly a juvenile and that the gun might be a toy.The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim|Michael Daly|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He also claimed that the CIA had dispatched a clone of himself to Foxcatcher Farm to kill Schultz.
Every “Good Kill,” or successfully dispatched militant, costs $68,000 in taxpayer dollars.Ethan Hawke's 'Good Kill': A Searing Indictment of America's Drone Warfare Obsession|Marlow Stern|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But mindful of her fears, he dispatched one of the troopers to stand sentry outside her door whilst he and his lackey supped.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Having dispatched these notes, the next step is to prepare to receive your guests.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
Cabral dispatched a small vessel to Lisbon to announce his discovery, and then, without making any settlement, proceeded to India.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
Scattergood, with great show of solicitude, dispatched a youngster to the deacon's house for his extra limb.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
After all, what would principally interest the curiosity of friendship may be dispatched in two words—I am well and happy.