on a mission


: undertaking a task that one considers to be a very important duty
She's on a mission to locate her lost sister.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In 1981, Saucony went on a mission to create the arguably best running shoes. Men's Health, 28 Mar. 2023 In January, nearly 20 of her cohorts came together in D.C., all on a mission to talk to members of Congress about the group’s number one priority: ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Rachel Janfaza, ELLE, 23 Mar. 2023 Speed is a force that makes enterprise storage admins take off like fighter pilots on a mission. Eric Herzog, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 His plane went down while on a mission over Nanchang, China. Brad Lendon, CNN, 10 Mar. 2023 The physician David Gorski has been on a mission since the 2000s to expose medical misinformation. Matthew Hongoltz-hetling, The New Republic, 28 Feb. 2023 The Terminator star, 75, is a man on a mission in FUBAR, his new action-comedy series debuting this spring on Netflix. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2023 That fall, El Obeidi hired twenty-eight operatives to set out on the streets of London, on a mission called Palladium. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 27 Feb. 2023 The Chinese balloon that floated across the United States this month, apparently on a mission to collect intelligence, began its journey as a curiosity. Doyle Mcmanuswashington Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb. 2023 See More

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“On a mission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20a%20mission. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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