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Search, subst. 1) the act of seeking: “our frustrate s. on land,” Tp. III, 3, 10. “see the issue of his s.” Wiv. III, 3, 186. III, 5, 107. “not worth the s.” Merch. I, 1, 118. “what's spent in the s.” III, 1, 96. As II, 2, 20. All's II, 4, 35. Hml. V, 2, 374. Cymb. I, 1, 64. Per. II, 4, 51. With for: “let's make further s. for my poor son,” Tp. II, 1, 323. With of; subjectively: “infold me from the s. of eyes,” Rom. III, 3, 73. Objectively: of Pericles the careful s. Per. III Prol. 16.
2) quest, pursuit: “it is a thing of his own s. and altogether against my will,” As I, 1, 142. “seeks not to find that her s. implies,” All's I, 3, 222. “go in s. of virtue,” John II, 428. “a pain that only seems to seek out danger i' the name of fame and honour, which dies i' the s.” Cymb. III, 3, 51.
3) a body of seekers: “lead to the Sagittary the raised s.” Oth. I, 1, 159 (cf. quest in I, 2, 46).
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