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[sawt-af-ter, -ahf-] /ˈsɔtˌæf tər, -ˌɑf-/
that is in demand; desirable:
a sought-after speaker.
Origin of sought-after
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Yet he was a nice boy; the nicest and most sought-after boy in the class.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • Indeed, James was at that moment the most sought-after young man in the world, so far as matrimony was concerned.

  • In this, as in all his public offices, he was not the seeker, but the sought-after.

  • No ball, dinner, or house-party was quite complete without him, the most sought-after man in the most aristocratic circles.

    Woman and Artist Max O'Rell
  • We have already spoken of Niagara as one of the wonders of the world, and one of the most sought-after beauty spots of America.

    My Native Land James Cox
British Dictionary definitions for sought-after


in demand; wanted
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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