in search of

idiom

: attempting to find : looking for
Scientists are in search of the answer.

Examples of in search of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The victims’ families, who have been fighting for years in search of answers as to why the shooter was left for 77 minutes – with dead, dying and traumatized victims – before he was stopped, are still shattered, heartbroken and grieving. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 30 June 2024 History buffs in search of a hotel in Edinburgh should look no further than The Witchery By the Castle. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 28 June 2024 The first customers walk in at 10:52 a.m., a middle-aged woman with her mother in search of a blusher. Hikmat Mohammed, WWD, 28 June 2024 Without financial support, quitting in search of better work just isn’t always a viable option, especially for the more than one in 10 US households that have zero wealth to fall back on. Oshan Jarow, Vox, 26 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for in search of 

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“In search of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20search%20of. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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