in search of


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in search of (something)

Hunting, seeking, or searching for something. I'm going to town in search of a new book to read. The border is always filled with refugees in search of a better future.
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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 also: of, search