Sought

[s_ˈɔː_t], [sˈɔːt], [sˈɔːt]

Definitions of sought:

  1.   of Seek
  2.   Did seek.
  3.   Of to seek.
  4.   pt. pp. of seek, which see.
  5.   Pa. t. and pa. p. of SEEK.
  6.   that is looked for; " the long sought relatives"
  7.   Imp. & pp. of SEEK, v.
  8.   being searched for; " the most sought- after item was the silver candelabrum"
  9.   imp. & amp; p. p. of Seek.
  10.   Past tense and past participle of the verb seek.

Antonyms for sought:

unwanted.


Quotes for sought:

  1. Love becomes logically true when lost but still sought from the same source. – Brian Celio
  2. As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker. – Annie Dillard
  3. I sought Ben Affleck because I needed an everyman for this role. Ben appeals to men and women. He gives you a sense of intelligence, the notion of a guy who can think on his feet. – John Frankenheimer
  4. In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History? – Charles de Gaulle
  5. Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book. – Arthur Helps
  6. God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self -evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light. – Abraham Joshua Heschel
  7. Where quality is the thing sought after, the thing of supreme quality is cheap, whatever the price one has to pay for it. – William James
  8. Well, I actually first got into music as a small child, and as I became a teen, I sought out making money from music, weather that was singing lounge gigs, backup in studios, or weddings. – Chantal Kreviazuk
  9. Therefore it is essential that some means should be sought whereby the work of the nation may be carried on without constant yet at present necessary dislocation. – James Larkin
  10. I now bid farewell to the country of my birth- of my passions- of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies- whose factions I sought to quell- whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim- whose freedom has been my fatal dream. – Thomas Francis Meagher
  11. What I did was take the Jesus of the Gospels, the Son of God, the Son of the Virgin Mary, and sought to make Him utterly believable, a vital breathing character. – Anne Rice
  12. I have never sought the reason why I write. – Nathalie Sarraute
  13. One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. – Albert Schweitzer
  14. But if it not be true, the myth itself requires to be explained, and every principle of philosophy and common sense demand that the explanation be sought not in arbitrary allegorical categories, but in the actual facts of ritual or religious custom to which the myth attaches. – William Robertson Smith
  15. Napster hijacked our music without asking. They never sought our permission. Our catalog of music simply became available as free downloads on the Napster system. – Lars Ulrich

Usage examples for sought:

  1. Again she sought a hiding- place, but none offered. ” – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. At the head of his company marching with drawn sword, his head slightly bent and his gaze straight before him, came Steadman, but his eyes sought them not. ” – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  3. She sought in a frightened way for something to say to the girl and could find nothing. ” – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  4. “ I never sought to enter, Sultana. ” – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  5. She had certainly never sought there. ” – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  6. He sought an early opportunity of speaking to him on the subject. ” – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  7. His wife made some excuse to go out, and though sought for immediately after, she was not to be found. ” – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child
  8. “ Achilles's eyes sought the door. ” – Mr. Achilles by Jennette Lee
  9. In the moment that Madigan paused and looked at her, Sissy's hand sought Kate's in terror. ” – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson
  10. At length all thought that he had sought a grave in the deep sea, and that no one would see him more. ” – The Book of One Syllable by Esther Bakewell
  11. But he sought in vain for any sign of her, as she had sought him in the morning. ” – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine
  12. “ I sought the fact and the law behind the fact. ” – The Kempton-Wace Letters by Jack London Anna Strunsky
  13. “ I sought your regard and won it. ” – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  14. She is a very beautiful woman, and though she is married is still much sought after. ” – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  15. “ I sought no longer to hide that Mr. Thorold was something to me. ” – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  16. At this her hand sought the place of her heart, for she felt as though it had ceased to beat. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. It will make her sought after. ” – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  18. She sought his hands. ” – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  19. The man they sought had vanished. ” – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock
  20. One of the others sought to change his mind, but he would not listen." ” – Warrior of the Dawn by Howard Carleton Browne

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