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rescue mission

noun
1.
mission (def 16).
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples for rescue mission
  • One mistook him for a helicopter on a search-and-rescue mission.
  • They began mounting a rescue mission before they received the first distress call.
  • It had been called on for a search-and-rescue mission.
  • The primary drama here, though, involves a rescue mission--scaling down the icy crag rather than continuing up it.
  • The first anniversary of the rescue mission has been nothing to celebrate.
  • rescue mission to space based on available off the shelf components.
  • Bush has waved off a bipartisan rescue mission out of pride, stubbornness or ideology, or some combination of the three.
Encyclopedia Article for rescue mission

city mission

Christian religious organization established to provide spiritual, physical, and social assistance to the poor and needy. It originated in the city mission movement among evangelical laymen and ministers early in the 19th century. The work of city missions resembles that of settlement houses, institutional churches, and charitable societies, but city missions usually also emphasize religious conversion through evangelistic preaching services.

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