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to request help / to appeal (for help)
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  *求* | 求* | *求
to seek / to look for / to request / to demand / to beseech
to seek employment
to seek survival / to possess the will to live
to seek help (when in distress or having difficulties)
to seek knowledge / to study / to attend college
to seek medical treatment / to see a doctor
to require a solution / to seek to solve (an equation)
to propose marriage
to beg forgiveness
to plea for leniency / to ask for a favor
(of a childless couple) to pray for a son / to try to have a child
to seek proof / to seek confirmation
to ask for help
to ask for sth and receive it / to try to obtain / to look for and obtain
desire for knowledge
job applicant
lit. seek but fail to get (idiom); fig. exactly what one’s been looking for
to sue for peace / to look for a draw (chess) / summation (math.)
anxious to learn / keen for knowledge
to ask for advice / seeking instruction
to proposition a woman
cover letter / job application
to ask for help / to ask a favor / to recruit talented people
to woo
to search for sth / to seek / to quest / to explore
to find the derivative (math.)
to implore / to beseech
survival / the struggle to eke out a living / to seek for continued existence
the will to live
to make an offer of marriage (to another family on behalf of one's son or daughter) / to seek a marriage alliance
to demand the highest standards of sb (or oneself) (idiom) / to strive to achieve the best possible results / to be a perfectionist
lit. to beg grandpa and call on grandma (idiom) / fig. to go about begging for help
to seek after / to strive for
to call upon others for help
to beg
to seek the truth
to demand perfection (idiom)
(neologism c. 2017) (slang) to demand proof of what one believes to be an unfounded accusation only to have irrefutable evidence duly supplied
to seek compensation / indemnity
to rely on the help of relatives and friends
Munchausen syndrome
death wish (translated from English) / Death wish, movie series with Charles Bronson is translated as 猛龍怪客|猛龙怪客
lit. to seek virtue and acquire it (idiom) / fig. to have one's wish fulfilled
Kyrie Eleison (section of Catholic mass) / Miserere nobis / Lord have mercy upon us
lit. to be interested exclusively in the acquisition of estate (idiom) / fig. to have no lofty aspirations in life
The path of learning can never be smooth. / There is no royal road to learning. (idiom)
if you want sth done well, do it yourself (idiom)
to beg for forgiveness (idiom)
(math.) to evaluate (an expression, function etc) / evaluation
to seek common ground, putting differences aside (idiom)
to seek consensus / to seek conformity


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