in quest of

idiom

: searching for (something)
She is in quest of the perfect wine.

Examples of in quest of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Manchu chose New Zealand as a location after exploring options in Ireland, Scotland, Minnesota, Australia, Switzerland and Canada in quest of a second century world with unpolluted skies and beautiful forests. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 23 Nov. 2023 The outcome is school bookshelves devoid of books, because those that used to be there have been found wanting, or merely because no one has time to page through them in quest of textual nonconformities with white privilege. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2023 Entrepreneurs are typically in quest of ways to grow their businesses. Florian Monkam, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2022 Misha and Leo, content (at first) in their interracial relationships, have yet to find the solid career ground achieved by their White partners — Misha in search of an Internet foothold, Leo in quest of inspiration as a visual artist. Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2022 Yet Kaufman, in quest of sympathy, wants more: his film elaborates both a grand imaginative scheme and a complex element of aesthetic gamesmanship around his apparently straightforward couple in crisis. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 3 Sep. 2020 As for Currier & Ives, that powerhouse firm had always eschewed political favoritism in quest of profits from the widest possible customer base. Harold Holzer, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 July 2020

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“In quest of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20quest%20of. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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