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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. of Seek
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Usage examples for seeking

  1. 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
  2. Steve had been seeking and waiting for just such words. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  3. He is seeking the " lost" sheep. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  4. " You are quite right in seeking independence," replied Nalini, " and I shall be glad to help you. – Tales of Bengal by S. B. Banerjea
  5. She lost no time in seeking out the Games Captain. – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  6. 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
  7. Davia caught Jean's arm as though seeking protection. – In the Brooding Wild by Ridgwell Cullum
  8. That may be the opportunity we are seeking. – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Long am I seeking him. – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  13. 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
  14. Shadow, thought I, art thou seeking thy master. – Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. But that would be self- seeking again. – The Grafters by Francis Lynde
  18. " Many days, O Prince," I answered, " seeking your presence and in vain." – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  19. 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
  20. 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
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