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in quest of someone or somethingand in search of someone or something
seeking or hunting something; trying to find something. They went into town in quest of a reasonably priced restaurant. Monday morning I'll go out in search of a job.
quest for someone or something
to seek after someone or something. Martin is off questing for a book on baroque organ building. She is questing for a better way to do it.
See also: quest
in search of
Also, in quest of. Looking for, seeking, as in They went to California in search of gold, or I went to the library in quest of a quiet place to read. The first term dates from the mid-1400s, the second from the second half of the 1500s.
see under in search of.