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sought

 (sôt)
v.
Past tense and past participle of seek.

sought

(sɔːt)
vb
the past tense and past participle of seek

seek

(sik)

v. sought, seek•ing. v.t.
1. to go in search or quest of.
2. to try to discover, as by studying.
3. to try to obtain: to seek fame.
4. to try or attempt (usu. fol. by an infinitive): to seek to convince a person.
5. to ask for; request: to seek advice.
6. Archaic. to search or explore.
v.i.
7. to make inquiry.
[before 900; Middle English seken, Old English sēcan, c. Old Frisian sēka, Old Saxon sōkian, Old High German suohhen (German suchen), Old Norse sŒkja, Gothic sōkjan]
seek′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sought - that is looked for; "the long sought relatives"
2.sought - being searched for; "the most sought-after item was the silver candelabrum"
wanted - desired or wished for or sought; "couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted poster"
Translations

sought

[ˈsɔːt]
pt
pp of seeksought-after [ˈsɔːtɑːftər] adjrecherché(e)
a much sought-after item → un article très recherché
References in classic literature ?
If the desire to talk came to him when the two were walking in the fields, he sought out a stump or the top board of a fence and with his hands pounding busily talked with re- newed ease.
The people held this idol of gold to be their greatest treasure, and they put to death many of other tribes who sought to steal it.
She sought to detain them for a little talk and some pleasantry.
As they were also sure of foot, the Narragansetts were greatly sought for by females who were obliged to travel over the roots and holes in the "new countries.
She laughed, but her eyes sought her sister's with a certain watchfulness of expression.
But, in after days, when the frenzy of that hideous epoch had subsided, it was remembered how loudly Colonel Pyncheon had joined in the general cry, to purge the land from witchcraft; nor did it fail to be whispered, that there was an invidious acrimony in the zeal with which he had sought the condemnation of Matthew Maule.
If his notice was sought, an expression of courtesy and interest gleamed out upon his features, proving that there was light within him, and that it was only the outward medium of the intellectual lamp that obstructed the rays in their passage.
See ye not then, shipmates, that Jonah sought to flee world-wide from God?
I have sought you through the world, and found you at last.
But when, after hard journeying, she reached the village where her brother dwelt, and saw that he had a wife and was happy, and when she, too, was sought by a young brave, then she also forgot the boy alone in the forest, and thought only of her husband.
The eldest brother set out, and sought for the pearls the whole day: but the evening came, and he had not found the first hundred: so he was turned into stone as the tablet had foretold.
The final impression I received was of a prodigious effort to express some state of the soul, and in this effort, I fancied, must be sought the explanation of what so utterly perplexed me.