Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEEKS

So she seeks Blanche, as she would any other strong stimulant.

It seeks to use it to interpret a change in its own plans and point of view.

Her voice was that with which one seeks to cajole a terrified infant.

Instead of trying to be the hero of his own history, he seeks to be the spectator of his own tragedy.

His ideal of womankind is gauged by the character of the woman he seeks.

But the man who seeks this rank of which I have spoken, must be honest to follow it.

Still it is not pity he seeks from his son: he needs it not—he can endure.

A man has to do with God first; in Him only can he find the unity and harmony he seeks.

Pathetic summer seeks by blazonry Of color to conceal her swift decrease.

She often seeks divorce, even when adultery has not taken place.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.