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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 ?
I have sought you through the world, and found you at last.
Her, then, Glaucus sought to win by Athena's advising, and he drove oxen (5) for her.
fair Atalanta, swift of foot, the daughter of Schoeneus, who had the beaming eyes of the Graces, though she was ripe for wedlock rejected the company of her equals and sought to avoid marriage with men who eat bread.
So he sought out the idle, wilful bees, whom he had first made discontented, bidding them follow him, and win the honey the Queen had stored up for the winter.
Should kings and nations from thy mouth consult, Thy counsel would be as the oracle Urim and Thummim, those oraculous gems On Aaron's breast, or tongue of Seers old Infallible; or, wert thou sought to deeds That might require the array of war, thy skill Of conduct would be such that all the world Could not sustain thy prowess, or subsist In battle, though against thy few in arms.
Meanwhile, the captain asked the headman of the kraal if he knew anything of such a youth as him for whom they sought.
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.
Now know I well what people sought formerly above all else when they sought teachers of virtue.
And so, Hester, I drew thee into my heart, into its innermost chamber, and sought to warm thee by the warmth which thy presence made there
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.
For two weeks past he had sought her society eagerly and persistently.