Synonyms for seeking

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We shall be going West like the old '49-ers, seeking adventure and gold.

He was seeking his opportunity to punish him for the rash utterance.

Back and back gave Tranter, ever seeking time for a last cut.

"It clears Alan," he said, seeking furtively for a look into the drooping face.

Still, I had nothing; not even the means of seeking a livelihood.

Why should you find pleasure in seeking to make this home impossible for me, Philip?

Reprimanded by its stern custodian, it explained that it was seeking a body of doctrine.

All eyes were turned now on Uncas, as if seeking directions how to proceed.

Injured men, shot from their saddles, were seeking to crawl out of the way.

"Dirt don't stick to you, Mr. Oldfield," once said a seeking widow.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English secan "inquire, search for; pursue; long for, wish for, desire; look for, expect from," influenced by Old Norse soekja, both from Proto-Germanic *sokjan (cf. Old Saxon sokian, Old Frisian seka, Middle Dutch soekan, Old High German suohhan, German suchen, Gothic sokjan), from PIE *sag-yo-, from root *sag- "to track down, seek out" (cf. Latin sagire "to perceive quickly or keenly," sagus "presaging, predicting," Old Irish saigim "seek"). The natural modern form of the Anglo-Saxon word as uninfluenced by Norse is in beseech. Related: Sought; seeking.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SEEKING

hunt

nounsearch, chase
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