Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


But I ferreted everywhere; he gave everything away; people robbed him.

How much more godlike that is than if you had only ferreted out the mere facts!

I was talking yesterday with the detective that ferreted him out.

Fortunately there was no dog with them, or he would speedily have ferreted me out.

She got out of her tram at the Pillar and ferreted her way quickly among the crowds.

The burrows are ferreted the preceding day, and regularly stopped.

They had not ferreted him out, nor had they stumbled upon him by accident.

She ferreted out from beneath beds the stored accumulations of months.

How is it possible that they have not ferreted out such a scoundrel!

She ferreted about her person for her glasses, which after some trouble she found.