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Definition of "sought" []

  • Past tense and past participle of seek. (verb)

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Use "sought" in a sentence
  • "Have you not sought Him often; —sought Him in vain, all through the night; —sought Him in vain at the gate of that old garden where the fiery sword is set?"
  • "Rajaratnam's lawyers had asked for a sentence below the term sought by the government, one that was "fair, dispassionate and proportionate.""
  • "They said the federal guideline range overstated the seriousness of Rajaratnam's crimes, and called the term sought by the U.S. "grotesquely severe.""