One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Travel somewhere in the hope of achieving wealth and success.‘he emigrated to Britain to seek his fortune’
- ‘His paternal grandfather sought his fortune as a fur trapper in Canada, joined the Mounties, then emigrated to South Africa.’
- ‘It's the perfect anthem for anyone who ever left a small town to go out and seek their fortune with no support from back home.’
- ‘For the last two centuries Irish people have left for America to seek their fortune.’
- ‘Australia's flourishing wool industry prompted him to seek his fortune in this ‘most distant accessible part of the globe’.’
- ‘John continued his naval career until 1881 when he decided to seek his fortune in America without success.’
- ‘Established as a pearling port in the 1880s, it has long attracted people from around the world seeking their fortune, giving the modern town a truly multicultural atmosphere.’
- ‘The more they seek their fortune in another land, the more it behoves their manager to justify it.’
- ‘If they had set out to seek their fortune and fame then they would be severely tested in the years to follow.’
- ‘In walks Bud, a small-town boy come to the big city to seek his fortune.’
- ‘The idea of a barge cruise may be reminiscent of an old black and white movie where the hero leaves home at a young age on a cheap tramp steamer to seek his fortune in the great world beyond.’
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