send forth

phrasal verb

sent forth; sending forth; sends forth
formal
1
: to cause (something) to be heard
She sent forth a loud cry.
2
: to cause (light, heat, etc.) to move outward from a source
The tropical flowers sent forth a wonderful fragrance.
3
: to produce (something) in the process of growing or developing
The plant began to send forth its shoots.

Examples of send forth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such words hold two things in tension—the closing and the sending forth. Julia Cho, The New Yorker, 31 Mar. 2024 Other dams have been exposed to extreme events for which they weren’t strictly engineered, as in north India in 2021, when a crumbling glacier sent forth a wall of water that wrecked dams and towns downstream. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 13 Oct. 2023 On that morning, a stray spark detonated 90,000 pounds of gunpowder stored in a basement vault, sending forth sound waves that could be heard 70 miles away. Diane Cole, WSJ, 4 Aug. 2023

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“Send forth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/send%20forth. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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