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sought

[sawt] /sɔt/
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of seek.
Related forms
self-sought, adjective
unsought, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unsought

sought

/sɔːt/
verb
1.
the past tense and past participle of seek
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Word Origin and History for unsought
adj.

early 13c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of seek. Cf. Middle Dutch ongesocht, Dutch ongezocht, Middle High German ungesuochet, German ungesucht.

sought

past tense and past participle of seek, from Old English sohte. Sought-after is from 1881 (sought-for in same sense is from c.1600).

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