seek to

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No sooner was this business done, than the words seemed to leave us; and though I would seek to jest with Alan under the name of Mr.
If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.
You seek to know where your oxen have run for shelter from the cold
What words have past thy Lips, ADAM severe, Imput'st thou that to my default, or will Of wandering, as thou call'st it, which who knows But might as ill have happ'nd thou being by, Or to thy self perhaps: hadst thou bin there, Or bere th' attempt, thou couldst not have discernd Fraud in the Serpent, speaking as he spake; No ground of enmitie between us known, Why hee should mean me ill, or seek to harme.
Seek to make thy course regular, that men may know beforehand, what they may expect; but be not too positive and peremptory; and express thyself well, when thou digressest from thy rule.
Matthew Houde is retiring in District 5, and Sandy Harris of Claremont and David Pierce of Hanover both seek to replace him in what should be a Democratic district, as well, in one of the few contested primaries.
However, some of the proposals seek to address valid concerns within the existing eminent domain and redevelopment law.
While this may be true, researchers in artificial intelligence and affective computing (Burleson & Picard, 2004; Picard, Vyzas, & Healey, 2001; Pantic & Rothkrantz, 2000) seek to develop intelligent applications that detect a user's affect while interacting with computers to help cope with negative affects.
Insurers invariably seek to rescind policies containing such representations or warranties when faced with securities fraud claims based upon financial statements incorporated by reference into the application or the policy.
The IPT will seek to revise or implement any guidance and policy changes to improve communication within the professional acquisition community and facilitate the way ahead.
The President spoke of the significant progress we have made confronting the enemy abroad, removing many of al-Qaida's top commanders, cutting off terrorist finances, and putting pressure on states that sponsor or harbor terrorists or seek to proliferate weapons of mass destruction.
Such research could also move away from the concept of separating individuals into "delayers" and "non-delayers" per se and seek to understand further the process of help-seeking across a wide range of delay times.