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01. My great-grandfather came to Boston to [seek] his fortune in the early 1800s.
02. The Chinese migrants came to this country to [seek] a better life.
03. He had to [seek] work as a laborer after he lost his truck-driving license for drinking and driving.
04. Two masked men are being [sought] by police for robbing a number of convenience stores.
05. You should [seek] proper legal advice before you decide whether or not to sue your former business partner.
06. My sister and her husband have [sought] help from a marriage counselor because they are having a lot of problems getting along these days.
07. I would [seek] a second opinion if you don't agree with what your doctor said.
08. Picasso once said, "I do not [seek]; I find."
09. There is an Afghan proverb which remarks that the [seeker] is the finder.
10. There is a Chinese proverb which suggests that he who [seeks] revenge should remember to dig two graves.
11. There is a French proverb which observes that when you can't find peace within yourself, it's useless to [seek] it elsewhere.
12. There is a Turkish proverb which states that he who [seeks] a faultless friend remains friendless.
13. There is a Yiddish proverb which tells us to [seek] advice, but use one's own common sense.
14. While Columbus was [seeking] the new world to the west, Italian engineers were rebuilding the Kremlin in Moscow.
15. The Spanish explorers named Argentina for the valuable silver they were [seeking] there.
16. Descartes once said, "If you would be a real [seeker] after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."
17. The human rights organization Amnesty International [seeks] the release of men and women detained anywhere for their beliefs, color, sex, ethnic origin, language or religion.
18. Studies have shown that individual cells in the brain respond to inadequate supplies of nutrients by motivating a person to [seek] food.
19. Psychologists [seek] to understand how internal processes or external events in the environment work to produce the incredible diversity of human thought and action.
20. Italian rulers of the fifteenth century [sought] to glorify themselves by erecting impressive palaces and country houses.

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  • seek — [ sik ] (past tense and past participle sought [ sɔt ] ) verb transitive *** 1. ) FORMAL to ask for something or try to get something: seek advice/help: Seek medical advice if symptoms last more than a week. seek permission/approval: You must… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seek — W1 [si:k] v past tense and past participle sought [so:t US so:t] [T] [: Old English; Origin: secan] 1.) formal to try to achieve or get something ▪ Do you think the President will seek re election ? seek refuge/asylum/shelter etc ▪ Thousands of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Seek — Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster] Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster] {To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. Unpracticed, unprepared,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seek — /seek/, v., sought, seeking. v.t. 1. to go in search or quest of: to seek the truth. 2. to try to find or discover by searching or questioning: to seek the solution to a problem. 3. to try to obtain: to seek fame. 4. to try or attempt (usually… …   Universalium

  • seek — [siːk] verb sought PTandPP [sɔːt ǁ sɒːt] [transitive] to try to get or achieve something: • Even while takeover talks were in progress, the company sought other potential buyers. • Benefit claimants are asked to prove they are actively seeking… …   Financial and business terms

  • Seek — Seek, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeking}.] [OE. seken, AS. s[=e]can, s[=e]cean; akin to OS. s[=o]kian, LG. s[ o]ken, D. zoeken, OHG. suohhan, G. suchen, Icel. s[ae]kja, Sw. s[ o]ka, Dan. s[ o]ge, Goth. s[=o]kjan, and E. sake …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seek — may refer to: * Disk seek, in which the read head of a magnetic disk repositions itself. * Seek Limited, an Australian internet job recruitment companyee also* Zero seek * Rent seeking * Job seeking * Goal seeking * * Hide and Seek… …   Wikipedia

  • seek — seek, *search, scour, hunt, comb, ferret out, ransack, rummage are comparable when they mean to look for or go in quest of in the hope of finding. Seek has become widely extended in application and may take as its object either a person or a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • seek — [sēk] vt. sought, seeking [ME seken < OE secan, akin to OS sōkian, Ger suchen, ON sœkja < IE base * sāg , to track down, trace > L sagire, to scent out, perceive] 1. to try to find; search for; look for 2. to go to; resort to [to seek… …   English World dictionary

  • seek — seek; seek·er; seek·er·ism; seek·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • seek — [v1] look for be after, beat the bushes*, bird dog*, bob for, cast about, chase, comb, delve, delve for, dig for, dragnet, explore, fan, ferret out, fish, fish for*, follow, go after, gun for*, hunt, inquire, investigate, leave no stone unturned* …   New thesaurus