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Definitions of rescue

  1. free from harm or evil
  2. recovery or preservation from loss or danger; " work is the deliverance of mankind"; " a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
  3. take forcibly from legal custody, as of prisoners
  4. take forcibly from legal custody; " rescue prisoners"
  5. To free or deliver from any confinement, violence, danger, or evil; to liberate from actual restraint; to remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil; as, to rescue a prisoner from the enemy; to rescue seamen from destruction.
  6. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation.
  7. The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained.
  8. The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment.
  9. The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy.
  10. Deliverance from danger, imprisonment, or violence.
  11. To set free from danger, imprisonment, or violence; save.
  12. Rescuer.
  13. To free from danger or violence: to deliver: to liberate.
  14. The act of rescuing: deliverance from violence or danger: forcible release from arrest or imprisonment:- pr. p. rescuing; pa. t. and pa. p. rescued.
  15. Act of rescuing; release.
  16. To deliver; liberate.
  17. To deliver from danger or harm; liberate; save.
  18. The act of rescuing; deliverance.
  19. Deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; foreible seizure or release from the custody of the law.
  20. To free from any confinement, danger, or evil.
  21. To set free from danger or restraint; to deliver from evil in any way; to recapture; to liberate.
  22. Deliverance from danger or restraint; release; liberation; recapture; in law, the forcible taking away against law of things lawfully distrained.
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Quotes of rescue

  1. The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue from prison, who were shot on the way to prison, who were tortured, who were kidnapped, who "disappeared". That's what the candle is for. – Peter Benenson
  2. I always looked for a man to rescue me and bring me happiness. I bought into that myth, of course, and looked for my own Prince Charming. – Linda Evans
  3. In my books, women often solve the problem. Even if the woman is not the hero, she's a strong character. She does change the plot. She'll often rescue the male character from some situation. – Ken Follett
  4. I state for the record that I have never sought funds from any POW family, nor led them to believe in any way that we were going on a mission to rescue their specific missing loved one. – Bo Gritz
  5. I went to Ft Bragg and learned that Delta was indeed gearing up for the rescue Still I was concerned the Reagan staff would not be willing to take the risk of sending an official military force into Laos. – Bo Gritz
  6. In that long sequence, when Lawrence enters in the desert to rescue a lost man, Lean listened the music I wrote and wanted to extend the scene to let my work stay completely. – Maurice Jarre
  7. As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father coming on a white horse to rescue me. – Christine Keeler
  8. Many people and governments share the mistaken belief that science, with new, ingenious devices and techniques, can rescue us from the troubles we face without our having to mend our ways and change our patterns of activity. This is not so. – Henry W. Kendall
  9. I'm the computer operator for Operation Rescue National. – Norma McCorvey
  10. I'm not big on Champagne, but I'd take along a bottle of Cristal to pop for when the boat comes to the rescue – Sam Neill
  11. Ryan finally came to my rescue He'd thought working together in Paper Moon would help us bond. – Tatum O'Neal
  12. We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves. – Tom Robbins
  13. I genuinely liked all of the cast members very much. Steve had a wicked sense of humor. I remember Russell coming to my rescue once. I watched Eric evolve before everyone's eyes. Maurice loved what he did, so. He treated his character with respect, down to the costuming. – Madeleine Stowe
  14. The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power. – Daniel Webster

Usage examples for rescue

  1. Know, Spaniard, that I do this at great risk, for if we are caught, it is a chance but that I myself shall have to suffer those things from which I hope to rescue you. – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  2. " Mary O'Connor," Bull shouted again, " a friend is here to rescue you. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  3. Harvey was near Beth, but made no effort to rescue her. – A Little Florida Lady by Dorothy C. Paine
  4. Do come to my rescue – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  5. Mrs. Van Shaw rose and went out of the room, leaving Mrs. Douglas and Helen staring at Van Shaw and wondering how he had not heard the news of his rescue by Bauer. – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  6. " No, indeed," answered Ned, " we must rescue the giant." – The Magic Soap Bubble by David Cory
  7. Every one thought it very odd, and if my dear sister hadn't come to the rescue they would have locked me up- they would indeed!" – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  8. We instantly pulled to the rescue and were thankful to find that not a man was killed, though some of them were a little hurt, and all had received a terrible fright. – Fighting the Whales by R.M. Ballantyne
  9. It did not occur to me that anyone would attempt our rescue else why had they not done it long ere this? – Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew by Robert McReynolds
  10. It was Hope who came to his rescue – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  11. It is not every day that a millionaire comes to the rescue just when he is wanted, but this Mr Hilliard certainly seems the right man in the right place. – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  12. Could he rescue them? – Tales by Polish Authors by Various
  13. Adam Spencer to the Rescue When all others had left the hall Gamelyn appealed to old Adam Spencer, the steward of the household, a loyal old servant who had known Sir John of the Marches, and had watched the boy grow up. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  14. Did you see how I came to his rescue – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  15. Gatewood, where my wife, whom I sought to rescue from slavery, was living. – Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself by Henry Bibb
  16. The rescue is accomplished; Mascha is saved. – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  17. Hadst thou not better try to rescue him? – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  18. I thought there would have been a rescue party long before now. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  19. You had to rescue me as well as Wyndham. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. But Nancy came to the rescue – Judy of York Hill by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett

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