Quotes containing word "find"

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Sell also: ascertain, breakthrough, bump, chance, detect, determine, discover, discovery, encounter, feel, get, happen, incur, notice, observe, obtain, receive, recover, regain, retrieve, rule, see, uncovering, witness

Definitions and meanings of word "find"

• Noun: a productive insight

• Noun: the act of discovering something

• Verb: come upon, as if by accident; meet with; examples: "We find this idea in Plato", "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here", "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"

• Verb: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; examples: "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water", "We found traces of lead in the paint"

• Verb: come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; examples: "Did you find your glasses?", "I cannot find my gloves!"

• Verb: establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; examples: "find the product of two numbers", "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

• Verb: come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; examples: "I feel that he doesn't like me", "I find him to be obnoxious", "I found the movie rather entertaining"

• Verb: perceive or be contemporaneous with; examples: "We found Republicans winning the offices", "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school", "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions", "I want to see results"

• Verb: get something or somebody for a specific purpose; examples: "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener", "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing", "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"

• Verb: make a discovery, make a new finding; examples: "Roentgen discovered X-rays", "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

• Verb: make a discovery; examples: "She found that he had lied to her", "The story is false, so far as I can discover"

• Verb: obtain through effort or management; examples: "She found the time and energy to take care of her aging parents", "We found the money to send our sons to college"

• Verb: decide on and make a declaration about; example: "find someone guilty"

• Verb: receive a specified treatment (abstract); examples: "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation", "His movie received a good review", "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"

• Verb: perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; examples: "I found myself in a difficult situation", "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"

• Verb: get or find back; recover the use of; examples: "She regained control of herself", "She found her voice and replied quickly"

• Verb: succeed in reaching; arrive at; example: "The arrow found its mark"

• Verb: accept and make use of one's personality, abilities, and situation; example: "My son went to Berkeley to find himself"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "find"

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
7 quotes about find
French Writer
Sunday 15 September 1613 - Sunday 17 March 1680
Ralph Waldo Emerson
6 quotes about find
American Critic, Poet, Lecturer
Wednesday 25 May 1803 - Thursday 27 April 1882
Donald Johanson
5 quotes about find
American Scientist
Born Monday 28 June 1943
Thomas Merton
5 quotes about find
American Author
Sunday 31 January 1915 - Tuesday 10 December 1968
Margaret J. Wheatley
4 quotes about find
American Writer, Leader, Consultant
J. Michael Straczynski
4 quotes about find
American Writer, Producer
Born Saturday 17 July 1954
Minoru Yamasaki
5 quotes about find
American Architect
Sunday 1 December 1912 - Thursday 6 February 1986
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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German Writer, Poet, Artist, Politician
Thursday 28 August 1749 - Thursday 22 March 1832
Michel de Montaigne
5 quotes about find
French Writer, Philosopher
Tuesday 28 February 1533 - Sunday 13 September 1592
Blaise Pascal
5 quotes about find
French Writer, Philosopher, Physicist, Mathematician, Inventor
Monday 19 June 1623 - Saturday 19 August 1662
George Noory
2 quotes about find
American Journalist
Born Sunday 4 June 1950
Alexander McQueen
4 quotes about find
English Designer
Monday 17 March 1969 - Thursday 11 February 2010

We may not find the answers. We may not find Bigfoot. We may not find a chupacabra. We may not find out who was responsible for killing JFK, but we're going to keep looking, asking, probing. And one day - you know what? - we may get some of those answers.

George Noory

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I moved to L.A., and people said that I would never find work, that I would never find good friends, and I feel like I was fortunate enough to find the work, but it wouldn't mean anything unless I had a group of people who could appreciate it.

Ryan Kwanten

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After you've done it for so many years, you have to find a new direction. You have to find something in your soul that's going to push you towards - to find your inspiration.

Elvis Stojko

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Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them.

Samuel Smiles

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I find intelligence sexy. I find a sense of humor sexy. I find sensitivity sexy.

Nicole Appleton

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What I try to do as an actor is constantly find that, find ways to risk, find opportunities to fall on my face if it's going to be worth it, and then maybe I'll surprise myself.

Jeremy Irons

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I find it very difficult to relax. I find it increasingly difficult to find outlets for my frustration.

Judd Nelson

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I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don't like that. It's great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you're worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive.

Angelina Jolie

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I'm the kind of person who can hear that stuff. If you sing along to the radio and you're not going to sing unison with the melody, but find the harmony, I find that pretty easy to do.

Art Garfunkel

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If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.

John Irving

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There's certainly pressure to find your audience early. You need to paint the picture, but it's tough trying to find the balance between a show that people can tune in on any given week while still grabbing the people who are there every week.

Jorge Garcia

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In the back of my mind was the constant hankering, almost yearning, to write but something always stopped me in my tracks. Or if I did find my way to put a pen to paper or finger on a keyboard I'd give up after a few minutes. I'd find other things to do: Anything but writing.

Mary Garden

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If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.

Zig Ziglar

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If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

Marvin Gaye

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My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'

Tupac Shakur

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Once you find love, you find it. There isn't an age on love.

Candace Cameron

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People who don't like me talk about it as though I'm trash because I have tattoos. I find that insane because it's 2008, not the 1950s. Tattoos aren't limited to sailors. It's a form of art I find beautiful. I love it.

Megan Fox

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Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?

Martin Luther

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Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.

Thomas Merton

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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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