from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared.


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  • During our final business session earlier in the day, Gorbachev and I had discussed language for a joint statement that was to be issued at the close of the summit and that would make note of our mutual commitment to seek a fifty-percent cut in nuclear weapons and include references to several new cultural and diplomatic exchanges.

    An American Life

  • 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.


  • Now that McGeorge Bundy, Walt Rostow, and Henry Kissinger had shown the way, it was natural for other ambitious, policy-oriented scholars to seek the job.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • 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

  • Parallel with this decision, in what was called the two-track policy, the NATO countries agreed to seek negotiations with the Russians aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in Europe.

    An American Life

  • For example, when Cheney strongly opposed a proposal by Baker and Scowcroft to seek a ban on multiwarhead land-based missiles in arms control negotiations with Moscow, they decided not to push the issue further, even though the president had in principle sided with them.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • John Vena informed residents that he wanted the Environment and Society Institute to partner with them to seek a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to bring together University at Buffalo scientists and community members for a five-year study on the health impact of 858 East Ferry, focusing on the prevalence of autoimmune disease.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The victor allowed him to retire from the field to seek medical treatment, then gave him back his kingdom, even adding nearby lands, much to the chagrin of Omphis.

    Alexander the Great

  • The first is urgent necessity, e.g. when one is persecuted, obliged by ill health to seek change of climate, called away in obedience to a lawful superior, attendance at an œ; cumenical council, making the prescribed ad limina visit.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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