rescue mission


Definition of rescue mission 

: a city religious mission seeking to convert and rehabilitate the down-and-out

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Tuesday’s rescue mission succeeded in retrieving the last four boys and the coach. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "How the 12 Thai boys were finally rescued," 10 July 2018 But to pull off the secret rescue mission, Mills needs somebody with park expertise, and that’s where Claire comes in. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a stunning disappointment," 22 June 2018 The cat would often get stuck below the floorboards of the ship, forcing the crew to conduct extensive rescue missions. Bethany Ao,, "Meet the cats living on the tall ships visiting Philly," 25 May 2018 The unmanned aircraft system, mostly used in search-and-rescue missions, was unveiled by McDonnell last year without public knowledge or input. Maya Lau,, "Sheriff McDonnell inherited a department rotted by corruption. His reform effort is a work in progress," 24 May 2018 Musk’s involvement with a rescue mission halfway around the world began Friday when the boys’ fate was still very uncertain. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "Elon Musk’s big, failed plan to bring a mini-submarine to rescue the Thai boys," 10 July 2018 But speculation that the authorities were preparing to launch a rescue mission mounted when all media — including Thai press — was banned from the area around the entrance to Tham Luang cave at 7 a.m. on Sunday local time (8 p.m. Saturday ET). NBC News, "Thai officials clear media from cave site, rescue attempt for trapped boys could be imminent," 8 July 2018 What seemed to be a nightmare for Elliot, 31, was a rescue mission for her alleged kidnapper, Dennis Dunn, 46, court documents said, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Thursday. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "She was held captive in a pit — but the man thought he was protecting her, Ohio documents say," 14 June 2018 Yet the Republicans’ all-hands rescue mission was not enough to salvage Mr. Saccone’s candidacy. Alexander Burns And Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "Conor Lamb Wins Pennsylvania House Seat, Giving Democrats a Map for Trump Country," 14 Mar. 2018

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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