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
• 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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.