Obama sought to replicate the success of COIN strategy in Iraq for Afghanistan.
For a while yoga and pilates classes were sought out at luxury gyms like Equinox.
Tehran sought to delegitimize the Sunni monarchies in the Arab world though politicized faith.
The men formed a human bulldozer, forcing back agitators who sought to hurl rocks and bottles at the cops.
The work was not pre-announced and no publicity was sought, but inevitably word leaked out.
He sought no further in metaphysical systems; he desired no further insight.
A hand came up under his uplifted arm and sought the keyhole.
She told the King that she sought a quiet time for meditation and prayer.
Long have I sought for rest, and, unaware, Behold I find it!
That fondness told me a secret which you sought to hide from me.
Old English secan "inquire, search for; pursue; long for, wish for, desire; look for, expect from," influenced by Old Norse soekja, both from Proto-Germanic *sokjan (cf. Old Saxon sokian, Old Frisian seka, Middle Dutch soekan, Old High German suohhan, German suchen, Gothic sokjan), from PIE *sag-yo-, from root *sag- "to track down, seek out" (cf. Latin sagire "to perceive quickly or keenly," sagus "presaging, predicting," Old Irish saigim "seek"). The natural modern form of the Anglo-Saxon word as uninfluenced by Norse is in beseech. Related: Sought; seeking.