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  • v. To locate; search for.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. look for a specific person or thing


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  • These negative states may make you more inclined to seek out self-comforting and pain-avoidant behaviors, potentially leading to harmful addictions, cravings, and compulsions.

    The Life You Want

  • Cousin Henry-the-lawyer instructed us to seek out a proper Gloucester assizes man.

    Morgan’s Run

  • It didn't always work, and occasionally what was delivered more closely resembled something that came out of reactor-coolant coils than a coffeepot, but at the moment Kirk was in no mood to seek out the more palatable alternatives available in the rec room or the galley.


  • Sore joints and a flulike fatigue that never abated led her to seek out the help of her family practitioner.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • In what is known as allopathic medicine, physicians are trained to seek out “the differential diagnosis”—a disease name that alerts the doctor to what disease the patient has from a larger group of disorders with similar symptoms.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Later tonight she would seek out Gordon Chandler and ask him about his exploits.

    Moon Dance

  • In other studies, opinion leaders were trained to actively seek out and contact members of their system, to organize meetings, and to distribute printed messages Tessaro et al., 2000.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • One of the functions of the immune system is to act like a rapid-response SWAT team, reacting to any invading microorganism, such as viruses or bacteria, by producing antibodies—fighter cells—which seek out and destroy those unhealthy and often life-threatening organisms.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The lack of general knowledge—or even interest—in the disorder led Rimland to seek out every scientific paper, every case study, every research proposal and draft article and Ph.D. dissertation on that subject that he could find.

    The Panic Virus

  • He then embraced Alexander and prophetically declared: “My son, you must seek out a kingdom equal to yourself—Macedonia is not big enough for you!”

    Alexander the Great


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