[ US /ˈkwɛst/ ]
[ UK /kwˈɛst/ ]
  1. express the need or desire for
    She called for room service
    when you call, always ask for Mary
    She requested an extra bed in her room
  2. bark with prolonged noises, of dogs
  3. make a search (for)
    Things that die with their eyes open and questing
    The animal came questing through the forest
  4. search the trail of (game)
    The dog went off and quested
  5. seek alms, as for religious purposes
  1. a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    life is more than the pursuance of fame
    a quest for wealth
    the pursuit of love
  2. the act of searching for something
    a quest for diamonds
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How To Use quest In A Sentence

  • Second, that the entire Reichstag assented to the declarations made by the speakers on Tuesday that the Emperor had exceeded his constitutional prerogatives in private discussion with foreigners concerning Germany's attitude on controverted questions. New York Times Current History: The European War from the Beginning to March 1915, Vol 1, No. 2 Who Began the War, and Why?
  • We do not allow people a second try on a second question when they have so absurdly got it right the first time round.
  • Consumers get incredibly upset when dieticians and researchers backtrack on previous findings, proclaiming that products once deemed healthy are now in question.
  • I'm sure there will be a generous amount of worthies stepping forward to parse every sentence, on the eternal quest for the definitive admission that it's over.
  • The question, which has been eating at Matthews for several years, is gnawing on him a couple of hours later as he decompresses at a party at Spago in Beverly Hills.
  • Kij: Nice to see Dream-Quest receive such prominence with that fantastic Gervasio Gallardo cover, inseparable from the contents thanks to childhood associations very similar to yours. MIND MELD: Books That Hold Special Places in Our Hearts and On Our Shelves
  • The pursuit of such metaphysical questions is just a high-minded distraction from the more pressing issue of confronting the dilemma of one's existence here and now.
  • Adolescence causes the four girls to understand their apartness and question their identities.
  • Even I, a tolerant representative of the Middle Way, found myself blinking at this unquestionably Romish style of adornment. ABSOLUTE TRUTHS
  • That said, the advisability of perching a laurel crown on a horse-riding hat, which tended to happen after the equestrianism events, may have to be addressed.
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