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Since he went to Salamis in search of you, I have not seen him until late this evening.

It was thus Billy Brue found him at the end of his second day's search.

He began to think busily, and finally resolved to go to the island and search for him.

I intend going with Windich to-morrow easterly in search of water.

The History of Man is the record of a hungry creature in search of food.

The first place to search, of course, was the home of the old people.

Early this morning Windich and I went in search of more water.

My brother and Pierre went on a flying trip to the South-East in search of water.

But much as he yearned to do so, he dared not search the wall.

"I'll come," said he, disappearing in search of cap and gloves.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French cerchier "to search" (12c., Modern French chercher), from Latin circare "go about, wander, traverse," in Late Latin "to wander hither and thither," from circus "circle" (see circus). Phrase search me as a verbal shrug of ignorance first recorded 1901. Search engine attested from 1988. Search and destroy as a modifier is 1966, American English, from the Vietnam War. Search and rescue is from 1944.

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