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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUESTER

The nation of scholars pictured the quester as a student, not as a knight.

Even now, the Quester's adventure is a desperate one—few there be that find It.

As regards the quester himself, the maiden he thus woos is his reward and the noblest prize earth has to offer him.

I mean the higher law that is found at last by the quester after goodness, beauty and truth.

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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