A story is told of an office-seeker in Washington who asserted to an inquirer that he had never heard of Mark Twain.
In none of his letters do we find the real tone of the office-seeker.
"There is only one thing worse than a bad smoke, and that is an office-seeker," chuckled the President.
I'll haunt the alderman like an office-seeker, till some of them lets you in.
One announced one's self as an adventurer and an office-seeker, a person of deplorably bad judgment, and the charges were true.
Every Negro of consequence in the South was not a politician or an office-seeker.
The stain of venality has soiled his homespun ermine, and the trail of the office-seeker passed over his rough-hewn bench.
If that means that he was an office-seeker, the charge is false.
I am neither a petitioner nor an office-seeker nor a sycophant.
That most villainous of editors, as I am told, has himself been to Baltimore lately as an office-seeker.