Definition of to seek in English:

to seek

phrase

archaic
  • 1Lacking; not yet found.

    ‘the end she knew, the means were to seek’
    1. 1.1far to seek Out of reach; a long way off.
      ‘the reason is not far to seek’
      • ‘One of the principle reasons for this resistance and controversy is not far to seek: design-theoretic research has been hijacked as part of a larger cultural and political movement.’
      • ‘With such an ideology before us, the prognosis of the post-disengagement scenario is not far to seek.’
      • ‘The reason behind the empiricist outlook is not far to seek.’
      • ‘I have never encountered a plea of fair comment in this conditional form previously and the reason is not far to seek.’
      • ‘The reason is not far to seek and is apparent from the opening bars.’
      • ‘The reasons for this sorry state of affairs are not far to seek.’
      • ‘The reasons behind sparse usage, however, are not far to seek.’
      • ‘The proximate causes of this revulsion against liberalism in Italy, Germany, and elsewhere are not far to seek.’
      • ‘The political Zeitgeist which gave rise to the manic drive to dress down is not far to seek.’
      • ‘Optimism is not much in evidence among commentators on Middle Eastern politics and the reasons are not far to seek.’