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search high and low (for someone or something)

To look absolutely everywhere for someone or something. We've been searching high and low for an apartment we can afford, but the housing market in this town is atrocious. I searched high and low, but I couldn't find my passport anywhere.
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search high and low

To look intently for something, usually in many different places. I've searched high and low for that old photo album, but I can't find it anywhere.
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search (one's) soul

To carefully consider or think about one's own emotions about or motivations for something. We're asking upper management to search their souls and realize that this decision will negatively impact every employee in the company. I know you're hurt right now, but search your soul—you know that breaking up was the right thing to do.
See also: search, soul

search (one's) conscience

To carefully consider or think about one's own motivations for doing something. We're asking upper management to search their consciences and realize that this decision will negatively impact every employee in the company. I know you're hurt right now, but search your conscience—you don't want to go through with this.
See also: conscience, search

search (one's) heart

To carefully consider or think about one's own emotions about or motivations for something. We're asking upper management to search their hearts and realize that this decision will negatively impact every employee in the company. I know you're hurt right now, but search your heart—you know that breaking up was the right thing to do.
See also: heart, search

search high and low

(for someone or something) Go to hunt high and low (for someone or something).
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search high and low

If you search high and low for something, you search everywhere for it. I've searched high and low and I still can't find that book. Note: You can use the verbs hunt or look instead of search. I've hunted high and low for the photos, but I can't find them.
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The searching is more complex for the Super Search, because the search engine retrieves cases based on semantic meanings (i.
This article reports selected results from a large-scale and ongoing series of studies of searching behavior on commercial Web search engines by a diverse range of users.
For example, searching "injection adj molding and machines" gives 57 records.
Perhaps the hardest step in the research process is knowing when to stop searching.
Constitution requires that police obtain a warrant before searching a vehicle unless the police can demonstrate that they had no time to do so.
Because all records in a central union catalog are indexed in the same way, and all searches are processed through common software, searching and indexing consistency is almost axiomatic in a centrally managed implementation.
The CD-ROM databases selected for searching are a key component of a search strategy and may even influence the structuring of a search request.
It seems to have been the theory of the Court of Appeals that the search and seizure in the present case could not have been incident to the respondent's arrest, because [the trooper], by the very act of searching the respondent's jacket and seizing the contents of its pocket, had gained "exclusive control" of them.
If, during the course of the process, the allowed limited perusal of information is sufficient to cause the officer to conclude that the information is probable evidence of a crime, the officer may lawfully seize the document without obtaining a second warrant under the "plain view" exception provided he can later demonstrate that he was searching reasonably within the limits of the warrant he was executing when he encountered the evidence, and there was probable cause upon proper examination of the item that it was evidence of criminal activity.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California and founded in 2004, Optevi is an evolutionary philosophy of search that gives Web users competitive, personalized control of the Internet searching and browsing process -- ensuring that they will obtain the most trustworthy desired information.
Rather than searching multiple point-to-point destinations, Mobissimo users can act on choices and recommendations and reserve trips in the context of the activity that interests them.
E[acute accent]--Will allow searching information for a particular date range.
Keyword Sales Program -- JumpTap's Keyword Sales Program delivers targeted, keyword-based ads and content to mobile users searching for goods and services.
The "latest and greatest" are what everyone is searching for, with iPod (no.
I didn't care much about indexing past content for searching because there was no simple monetization model in doing so.