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Definitions of seeking

  1. the act of searching for something; " a quest for diamonds"
  2. trying to obtain; " profit- seeking producers"; " people seeking happiness"
  3. an attempt to acquire or gain something
  4. of Seek
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Quotes of seeking

  1. I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within. – Saint Augustine
  2. People of this world are deluded. They're always longing for something- always, in a word, seeking – Bodhidharma
  3. What we are only now beginning to fully realize is that in seeking material pleasure too constantly, the capacity for enjoyment or fulfillment decreases and eventually becomes exhausted. – Alex Campbell
  4. Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. – Coco Chanel
  5. In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story. – Walter Cronkite
  6. Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking – Edward Dahlberg
  7. Today we ought to be able to see first that Booker T. Washington faced a situation in which he was seeking desperately for a way out, and he could see no way out except capitulation. – C. L. R. James
  8. I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity. – Edgar Allan Poe
  9. I'm a very passionate believer in the unity of knowledge. There is one world of reality- one world of our experience that we're seeking to describe. – John Polkinghorne
  10. I'm not seeking out genre films, but this just came my way, and Miramax was good enough to add a role for me because we wanted the chance to work together. – Jeri Ryan
  11. When I'm saying hysteria, I'm referring to Freud, because all the women were coming to him with symptoms and seeking help, and he just called it hysteria. – Cybill Shepherd
  12. I think all kinds of parents are different in what they're seeking – Margaret Spellings
  13. He who must expend his life to prolong life cannot enjoy it, and he who is still seeking for his life does not have it and can as little enjoy it. – Max Stirner
  14. Abstinence from sins is better than seeking help afterwards. – Ali ibn Abi Talib

Usage examples for seeking

  1. Then the damsel said to Yvain: " Friend, do you hear them all seeking you? – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. Steve had been seeking and waiting for just such words. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  3. Though Ted was seeking an entrance he had not as yet made up his mind to try to go to the rescue of his friends. – Ted Marsh on an Important Mission by Elmer Sherwood
  4. When he was strong enough to walk alone, he went about seeking for what they would not show him. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  5. But that would be self- seeking again. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  6. He had been seeking an excuse for going ashore for the last four hours, and now he felt that he had one. – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice
  7. " Many days, O Prince," I answered, " seeking your presence and in vain." – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  8. She must be very plain of face indeed if she must go a- seeking for a husband." – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  9. How have I failed in wisdom, in not seeking earlier the aid of thy advice, excellent Sir! – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  10. St. Benedict stepped into the cave with his heart full of joy, feeling sure that at last he had found the place he was seeking – Stories of the Saints by Candle-Light by Vera C. Barclay
  11. Even this meeting, which was only the result of an accident, I had been seeking for three years. – Sally Dows and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  12. He is seeking the " lost" sheep. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  13. " You are quite right in seeking independence," replied Nalini, " and I shall be glad to help you. – Tales of Bengal by S. B. Banerjea
  14. Davia caught Jean's arm as though seeking protection. – In the Brooding Wild by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. She lost no time in seeking out the Games Captain. – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  16. That may be the opportunity we are seeking – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward
  17. Shadow, thought I, art thou seeking thy master. – Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso
  18. So he watched and waited before Zillah's house, hoping, burning with impatience, that Harrington would pass in or out while seeking the presence of his victim, and thus they might meet. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  19. Long am I seeking him. – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  20. Tell me, continued the hunter, and looked to the side, as if seeking something, you have been here for a couple of days, and I have been going about wondering about you, but up to the present didn't come near you. – Mogens and Other Stories Mogens; The Plague At Bergamo; There Should Have Been Roses; Mrs. Fonss by Jens Peter Jacobsen