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rescue mission

mission (def 16).
Origin of rescue mission
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.

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