errand


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  • noun

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Synonyms for errand

an assignment one is sent to carry out

Words related to errand

a short trip that is taken in the performance of a necessary task or mission

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The other boys agreed that there was reason in what Tom said, because an ignorant lump of bread, un- instructed by an incantation, could not be expected to act very intelligently when set upon an errand of such gravity.
He capered and raced around ever so friendly, and powerful glad to be free and have a holiday; but Tom was so cut up he couldn't take any intrust in him, and said he wished he'd stopped and thought a minute before he ever started on such a fool errand.
Will Melville drove up to the window and, tossing a letter into Rebecca's lap, went off to the barn on an errand.
It was impossible to say how much he should be gratified by being employed on such an errand.
The shock of Colonel Brandon's errand at Barton had been much softened to Mrs.
My ostensible errand on this occasion was to get measured for a pair of shoes; so I discharged that business first, and when it was done, I stepped across the clean and quiet little street from the shoemaker's to the post-office: it was kept by an old dame, who wore horn spectacles on her nose, and black mittens on her hands.
At her age, and in her state of health, were good spirits compatible with such an errand to a physician as the errand on which she was bent?
It was a nasty fog to turn out into, but there were things Silas loved better than his own comfort; so, drawing his pork to the extremity of the hanger, and arming himself with his lantern and his old sack, he set out on what, in ordinary weather, would have been a twenty minutes' errand.
Now tell us what is your errand here, beneath the shadow of her who sits in stone?
uf, the warder demanded of him his name and errand.
So the tanner departed joyfully upon his errand, but much more interested in the dun deer of the forest than in any two-legged rovers therein.
Danglars and Caderousse set off upon their errand at full speed; but ere they had gone many steps they perceived a group advancing towards them, composed of the betrothed pair, a party of young girls in attendance on the bride, by whose side walked Dantes' father; the whole brought up by Fernand, whose lips wore their usual sinister smile.
It's an errand to you brought me, Dinah," said Adam, apparently unconscious that he was holding her hand all the while; "mother's a bit ailing, and she's set her heart on your coming to stay the night with her, if you'll be so kind.
I came to look for you, and after waiting a little while in hope of your coming in, was making use of your inkstand to explain my errand.
I wish we could bring dear Frederica too, but I am sorry to say that her mother's errand hither was to fetch her away; and, miserable as it made the poor girl, it was impossible to detain her.