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rescue mission

noun
1.
mission (def 16).
Origin of rescue mission
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • The second trip out to the Space Platform was a rescue mission and nothing else.

    Space Tug Murray Leinster
  • Course you might say we wa'n't any rescue mission, or anything like that; but somehow this was diff'rent.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • But the winters were so unduly harsh that the rescue mission could not break through the ice to keep the rendezvous.

    The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense
  • Not long ago a speaker in a rescue mission asked the children if they could tell him where heaven was.

  • Held services there, and in the evening in a rescue mission.

    Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton

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