rescue mission


Definition of rescue mission

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

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And, yet, despite all the sleepovers and rescue missions, grandma is still outrunning Mr. Musk. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Tesla Should Pull an Apple: Leave ‘Production Hell’ to Other People," 25 Jan. 2019 The company runs theme parks which helps fund its animal rescue missions and rehabilitation. Gabrielle Russon,, "SeaWorld: Good news animal story — 'Sharkie' the dolphin set free," 2 July 2018 The rescue mission brought attention from across the globe and international aid to the mission. Charlotte Carroll,, "France's Paul Pogba Dedicates World Cup Semifinal Win to Rescued Thai Soccer Team," 10 July 2018 Expanded military operations in the far north will require coordination with the Coast Guard, which handles a large portion of search-and-rescue missions and other U.S. surface capabilities in the Arctic. Ben Kesling, WSJ, "Cold War Games: U.S. Is Preparing to Test the Waters in Icy Arctic," 11 Jan. 2019 But if he is ever needed for an emergency rescue mission in Santee, Victor will be able to potentially save lives with Walkenhorst at his side. Karen Pearlman,, "Santee firefighter's dog Victor goes from rescued to rescuer," 5 July 2018 House Democrats had staged a rescue mission in all three districts, by propping up their own favored candidates, attacking Republicans or a mix of both. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "Democrats Find Relief in California House Race Results," 6 June 2018 Serving as the catalyst for these superheroes, a routine rescue mission in space soon turns dangerous when a solar flair strikes Jean. Devon Ivie, Glamour, "Sophie Turner Isn't Playing Any Games in the First Epic Trailer for Dark Phoenix," 27 Sep. 2018 McCracken is one of the few members of his team who has been involved in other large-scale search and rescue missions. Ryan Lillis, The Seattle Times, "‘The height of character’: Volunteers set aside sorrow, exhaustion to search for Camp Fire victims," 20 Nov. 2018

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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