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But am I so fortunate as to find you willing to return with me?

From what we had heard, we expected to find you in the city.

In the garden of Anaxagoras, you will find a statue of Pallas, carved from an olive-tree.

He never could find out what was "going on" to bring so many folks into town.

When you return, you will find a trifling token of remembrance for yourself and Philothea.

Where shall I find a quiet church where I may say his De profundis in peace?

Don't you think I might find some stored away in the cellar, for instance?

Besides, he had four quarts left, for which he expected to find a ready sale.

"You will find out what I am going to do," said Ben, grimly.

"You will find my father in his office," she said, looking a little disappointed.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English findan "come upon, meet with, discover; obtain by search or study" (class III strong verb; past tense fand, past participle funden), from Proto-Germanic *finthan "to come upon, discover" (cf. Old Saxon findan, Old Frisian finda, Old Norse finna, Middle Dutch vinden, Old High German findan, German finden, Gothic finþan), originally "to come upon."

The Germanic word is from PIE root *pent- "to tread, go" (cf. Old High German fendeo "pedestrian;" Sanskrit panthah "path, way;" Avestan panta "way;" Greek pontos "open sea," patein "to tread, walk;" Latin pons (genitive pontis) "bridge;" Old Church Slavonic poti "path," peta "heel;" Russian put' "path, way"). To find out "to discover by scrutiny" is from 1550s (Middle English had a verb, outfinden, c.1300).

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