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Definitions of sought

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

  1. 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
  2. She sought in a frightened way for something to say to the girl and could find nothing. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  3. I sought no longer to hide that Mr. Thorold was something to me. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  4. In the moment that Madigan paused and looked at her, Sissy's hand sought Kate's in terror. – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson
  5. She is a very beautiful woman, and though she is married is still much sought after. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  6. I sought your regard and won it. – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  7. One of the others sought to change his mind, but he would not listen." – Warrior of the Dawn by Howard Carleton Browne
  8. He sought an early opportunity of speaking to him on the subject. – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  9. Achilles's eyes sought the door. – Mr. Achilles by Jennette Lee
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. She had certainly never sought there. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  13. Again she sought a hiding- place, but none offered. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  14. I sought the fact and the law behind the fact. – The Kempton-Wace Letters by Jack London Anna Strunsky
  15. But he sought in vain for any sign of her, as she had sought him in the morning. – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine
  16. The man they sought had vanished. – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock
  17. 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
  18. She sought his hands. – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  19. I never sought to enter, Sultana. – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  20. It will make her sought after. – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
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