rescue mission


Definition of rescue mission 

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

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Israeli military officials confirmed aspects of Hamas’s report, saying the air force carried out a rescue mission and that the covert operation was for gathering intelligence, not for killing or capturing adversaries. Dov Lieber, WSJ, "Israel, Gaza Militants Exchange Heavy Fire After Raid Goes Awry," 12 Nov. 2018 After a rescue mission on Sunday failed to locate the crash because of bad weather, search resumed as of 7:30 a.m. Monday. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Denali Plane Crash: Search Continues for Survivors," 6 Aug. 2018 Musk, in a state of overwork — the rescue mission began just after Tesla’s sprint to produce 5,000 Model 3s in one month ended — did not take kindly to Unsworth’s words, retorting with a series of angry tweets. Bijan Stephen, The Verge, "Elon Musk can’t stop tweeting, but so far it doesn’t matter," 19 July 2018 The deal forbids fixed-wing aircraft with the exception of rescue missions and natural disaster response. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Doesn’t Want a No-Fly Zone Over the Korean DMZ. Here’s Why.," 18 Oct. 2018 Though the ship was never actually put to that purpose, it was pressed into service on a rescue mission to help evacuate European nationals from South Yemen in 1986. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Story Behind the Royal Family's Yacht, Britannia," 30 Sep. 2018 Meanwhile, Cruz, once the ultimate thorn in Republicans’ sides as a performative anti-establishment conservative, seems to have put his political theater to the side — and is now in need of a GOP rescue mission. Tara Golshan, Vox, "Ted Cruz’s surprisingly competitive battle against Beto O’Rourke, explained," 12 Sep. 2018 But read on for robot wars, the Siri of the ‘90s, and a satellite rescue mission. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Satellite rescue mission: this week in tech, 20 years ago," 4 Aug. 2018 Officials plan an interactive museum at the Tham Luang cave based on the historic rescue mission that will feature items such as clothing that key rescuers wore during the operation, Narongsak said. Anchorage Daily News, "With V-for-Victory sign, rescued Thai boys celebrate freedom," 12 July 2018

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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