search party


: an organized group of people who are looking for someone or something that is missing

Examples of search party in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Does the eighth-largest city in America need a posse/national search party, to find a fire chief? Nick Canepa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Mar. 2024 Last week, after Cardi B replaced her social media profile pictures with a slate of solid black, fans put on a playful search party for the rapper, trending the hashtag #WhereIsCardi and circulating memes and missing posters worried about the star’s whereabouts. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 1 Mar. 2024 There are some potentially scary moments when little sister Gwynn (Kai Cech) gets lost in the snow at night and a search party is sent out to find her. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2024 Morin was found dead the next day when a volunteer who joined a search party discovered her along the trail. Samira Asma-Sadeque, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 The department put out a missing person alert, and a search party was organized. Olivia Lloyd, Miami Herald, 26 Feb. 2024 In 1877, a search party of U.S. Army men were sent into the Mule Mountains and were surprised to find signs of mineralization. Brenna Gauchat, The Arizona Republic, 16 Feb. 2024 Despite assistance from the U.S. Air Force, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Silver Valley Search and Rescue, and the Silver Mountain Ski Patrol, the search party could not find the third man. NBC News, 13 Jan. 2024 That was among the complaints in Milwaukee in 2020 when residents put together a civilian search party to find two Black teenage girls, who had been missing for three days, USA Today reported. Char Adams, NBC News, 7 Nov. 2023

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“Search party.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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