errand

[ UK /ˈɛɹənd/ ]
[ US /ˈɛɹənd/ ]
NOUN
  1. a short trip that is taken in the performance of a necessary task or mission
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How To Use errand In A Sentence

  • Stealing away, (whence, I suppose, the ironical phrase of trusty Trojan to this day,) like a thief — pretendedly indeed at the command of the gods; but could that be, when the errand he went upon was to rob other princes, not only of their dominions, but of their lives? — Clarissa Harlowe
  • Seeking to be so is a fool 's errand. Times, Sunday Times
  • Also known as Endi or Errandi, Eri is a multivoltine silk spun from open-ended cocoons, unlike other varieties of silk. Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  • I was a little unnoticed "shaver" -- the errand boy of the house -- not quite ten years old. My Own Life Story
  • To run errands without getting the evil eye from the snotty salesgirl. Last Time I Checked, Babies Were People Too - Her Bad Mother
  • A more serious breach of ethics came with the publication of a picture of Mitterrand on his deathbed.
  • The occasional curtained litter or rickshaw sheltered its rich occupant from the sun as he or she ventured out on some errand.
  • When the Calcutta intelligence chief suggested someone go on an “errand-boy visit” to check out the neighboring MO operation in Kandy, Betty had immediately put her name forward in hopes of seeing her friend again. A Covert Affair
  • If the answer is yes, try to combine several errands in one trip.
  • Refineries in South Africa say they are overwhelmed by orders from Germany for Krugerrand gold coins. Euro crisis: only root-and-branch financial reform can tame the wolf pack
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