quest

quest
quest [kwest] n literary
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: queste, from Latin quaestus; QUESTION1]
1.) a long search for something that is difficult to find
quest for
his long quest for truth
the quest for human happiness
World leaders are now united in their quest for peace.
2.) in quest of sth
trying to find or get something
They journeyed to the distant Molucca islands in quest of spices.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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