in quest of (someone or something)

in quest of (someone or something)

Hunting, seeking, or searching for someone or something. Want to come with me to the library? I'm in quest of an obscure textbook for my research paper. My parents came to this country in quest of a better future. Tommy been in quest of a new girlfriend ever since Patsy dumped him.
See also: of, quest
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in quest of someone or something

 and 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.
See also: of, quest
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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