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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUEST

His quest is our quest: the ceaseless striving to live out our true creed.

Bewulf sets out in quest of its hiding-place, with twelve men.

But not for that did aunt Ann relinquish her quest for the betterment of the domestic world.

They found it surging and tossing, in quest of Defarge himself.

She was confessedly in league with a gang of adventurers upon a quest for treasure.

A little later the two men returned, unsuccessful in their quest.

Little by little the story of the B-Hive and the quest for an Eldorado came out.

White Fang, sliding by in quest of meat, stopped and began to eat the chips.

She was searching there in the blackness, and in her quest she was approaching him.

I, with nineteen men and my ensign, took a different route in quest of them.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "an inquest;" early 14c., "a search for something" (especially of judicial inquiries or hounds seeking game), from Old French queste "search, quest, chase, hunt, pursuit; inquest, inquiry" (12c., Modern French quête), properly "the act of seeking," and directly from Medieval Latin questa "search, inquiry," alteration of Latin quaesitus (fem. quaesita) "sought-out, select," past participle of quaerere "seek, gain, ask" (see query (n.)). Romance sense of "adventure undertaken by a knight" (especially the search for the Grail) is attested from late 14c. Johnson's dictionary has questmonger "Starter of lawsuits or prosecutions."

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