n. act of sending off something; property of being prompt and efficient; message usually sent in haste
He sent a dispatch to headquarters informing his commander of the great victory.
Her name appeared sixth in the dispatch, which listed more than 50 funeral committee members.
Sentence in Classic:
Despite his apparently delicate build Prince Andrew could endure physical fatigue far better than many very muscular men, and on the night of the battle, having arrived at Krems excited but not weary, with dispatches from Dokhturov to Kutuzov, he was sent immediately with a special dispatch to Brunn.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
On receiving this dispatch the Emperor sent Prince Volkonski to Kutuzov with the following rescript:.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Toward midnight Bolkhovitinov, having received the dispatch and verbal instructions, galloped off to the General Staff accompanied by a Cossack with spare horses.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The old housekeeper answered the summons with all dispatch; and dropping a curtsey at the door, waited for orders.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Keep a close watch on them therefore; and dispatch one of your comrades, the lightest of foot, to bring the news of the yeomen thereabout.
Jo rather prided herself upon her shopping capabilities, and particularly wished to impress her escort with the neatness and dispatch with which she would accomplish the business.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
A very few minutes only were necessary to parade a few files, and to dispatch an orderly with a flag to announce the approach of the commandant of the fort.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context