in search of

idiom

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

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“In search of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20search%20of. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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