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foreign mission

mission (def 10).
mission (def 7).
Origin of foreign mission
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The foreign mission field—what associations had she with that?

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • They are just the things, sir, for a gentleman going on a foreign mission.

    The Disowned, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The success of his first foreign mission, therefore, was substantial and satisfactory.

    Franklin John Bigelow
  • I had not heard of a Mr. Jones as a nominee for a foreign mission.

  • I shall be Governor of this State, next a foreign mission, an ambassadorship.

    Mark Gildersleeve John S. Sauzade
  • When named for a foreign mission, Hamilton helped to defeat him.

    Famous American Statesmen

    Sarah Knowles Bolton
  • General Bernadotte, on a foreign mission for the emperor, sought her out.

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • But I hope we may not have to wait for a foreign mission to teach us our duty.

    The Law and the Poor Edward Abbott Parry
  • In his case it was the foreign mission school that was the magnet to America.

    Aliens or Americans? Howard B. Grose
  • In dealing with the foreign mission he does not rely solely on his own judgment.

British Dictionary definitions for foreign mission

foreign mission

a body of persons sent to a non-Christian country in order to propagate Christianity
a diplomatic or other mission sent by one country to another
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