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
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French Writer
Sunday 15 September 1613 - Sunday 17 March 1680
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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American Critic, Poet, Lecturer
Wednesday 25 May 1803 - Thursday 27 April 1882
Donald Johanson
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American Scientist
Born Monday 28 June 1943
Thomas Merton
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American Author
Sunday 31 January 1915 - Tuesday 10 December 1968
Alexander McQueen
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English Designer
Monday 17 March 1969 - Thursday 11 February 2010
Blaise Pascal
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French Writer, Philosopher, Physicist, Mathematician, Inventor
Monday 19 June 1623 - Saturday 19 August 1662
Minoru Yamasaki
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American Architect
Sunday 1 December 1912 - Thursday 6 February 1986
Marilyn Manson
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American Musician
Born Sunday 5 January 1969
Angelina Jolie
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American Actress, Actor, Director
Born Wednesday 4 June 1975
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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German Writer, Poet, Artist, Politician
Thursday 28 August 1749 - Thursday 22 March 1832
J. Michael Straczynski
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American Writer, Producer
Born Saturday 17 July 1954
Sienna Miller
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American Critic, Actress, Actor, Designer, Model
Born Monday 28 December 1981

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

Nicole Appleton

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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 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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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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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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Some people have therapy, some people are alcoholics or they're in AA. Some people jump out of planes on weekends or find ways to release this kind of thing. And for me, it's acting. I find acting very therapeutic for whatever it is.

Kevin Bacon

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But on the other hand, in the midst of the chaos, you find normal people. You find people who are willing to risk their lives to tell you what they saw, even though they have no dog in the fight.

John Pomfret

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It's rumored that doing well in real estate is to be able to close a deal. I did not find that to be the case for myself, I was probably the worst closer out there and I didn't find that was true of my top super stars either.

Barbara Corcoran

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There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.

Charles Caleb Colton

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People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.

John Wanamaker

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Don't find fault, find a remedy.

Henry Ford

Words: find, fault, remedy
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I've never cared for the idea of a career path, or where a film might 'take me.' My love is for acting not money, so I only take on roles that I find challenging, in stories I find interesting.

Gael Garcia Bernal

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If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.

Josh Billings

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In any event, the proper question isn't what a journalist thinks is relevant but what his or her audience thinks is relevant. Denying people information they would find useful because you think they shouldn't find it useful is censorship, not journalism.

Michael Kinsley

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You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder.

Xi Zhi

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Sometimes you know you find precious things in the creative process that you couldn't find out of it.

Arthur Berger

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For this is the journey that men and women make, to find themselves. If they fail in this, it doesn't matter much else what they find.

James A. Michener

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If you go out to dinner with someone, you find out what they prefer in food. We ought to be able to have a conversation to find out what people prefer when it comes to sex.

Betty Dodson

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