To find out


  • Come to pry into things, and look about and find out, that wuzn't a real ship
    Come to pry into things, and look about and find out, that wuzn't a real ship
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To find out to detect (a thief); to discover (a secret) -- to solve or unriddle (a parable or enigma); to understand.
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  • Bertrand Russell
    “What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out.”
  • Mark Twain
    “I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.”
  • Groucho Marx
    “There is one way to find out if a man is honest; ask him! If he says yes you know he's crooked.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    “Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves.”
  • Nelson Boswell
    Nelson Boswell
    “What we must try to be, of course, is ourselves and wholeheartedly. We must find out what we really are and what we really want.”
  • Edward Atkinson
    Edward Atkinson
    “There are two things needed in these days; first, for rich men to find out how poor men live; and second, for poor men to know how rich men work.”


In literature:

The best way to find out would be to ask some one in authority.
"The Tinted Venus" by F. Anstey
He didn't know exactly how this woman would react to The Queen's Own FBI, but he didn't especially want to find out.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
You will be able to find out through Bryant and May's how to get them across.
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
Well, he'd been promised support, so there should be a way to find out.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Then Eleanor decided to find out what unpleasant experience had occurred while at Latimers.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The immediate thing to do, however, was to find out just what she desired.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
If Stanley Moncrief and I are ever to be friends again, he will have to find out for himself that I'm not the cur he thinks me.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
Not long after dinner I went over there determined to find out how I stood.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
The place to find out what the enemy is going to do is the place where he is doing it, it seems to me.
"The Boy Scout Automobilists" by Robert Maitland
Now the thing to do is to find out what happened to our late playmate.
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker

In poetry:

A voice from dreamland said to me—
"Poet, what music is in thee?
Ring it out until it find
A nook for rest within thy kind."
"A Voice From Dreamland" by Alexander Anderson
'Since you nave found me out, I go;
Another lover I must find,
Content his happiness to know,
Nor strive its secret to unwind.'
"Self-Study" by James Russell Lowell
It would be grand could we conceive
A heaven in which to believe,
And in a better life to be,
Find out with joy "we still are we."
"Suppose?" by Robert W Service
I wait to find the meaning out
That lies beyond the bitter end;
Comfort yourself with 'wearying heaven,
I ask no comfort, oh my friend!
"To Mrs.----" by Frances Fuller Victor
I cannot find the meaning out
That lies in wrong and pain and strife;
I know not why we grope through grief,
Tear-blind, to touch the higher life.
"To Mrs.----" by Frances Fuller Victor
"I will," the little lad replied
"I promised never to forget
My mother, years ago she died,
I will lie out on the hillside,
And I may find dear Ezra yet."
"A Legend Of Christ's Nativity" by Duncan Campbell Scott

In news:

A group of scientists set out to find out just what makes someone cool.
Former Auburn RB Dyer needs to find out where to run next.
Net wanted to find out about possible opportunities to obtain contracts with the City of Chicago.
State to survey small business owners affected by Sandy to find out their needs, Christie says.
The kids use a special way to measure area to find out.
For those who haven't the time (or patience) to read to the bottom of this review to find out what you really want to know, rest assured.
To find out how you can flock a friend, go to to.
"It's really important to me to find out what the results are going to be", said volunteer Sandra Bell.
Advances in genetic testing allow parents to find out their children's risk factors for disease, according to a new Time magazine report.
We're about to find out if there will be a way anytime soon to slow the course of Alzheimer's disease.
GRANITE CITY – Investigators from several agencies are working together to find out what led to a shooting death in Granite City.
The purpose of the study was to find out if being more honest could lead to better health.
0More man power has been added to the South Carolina Department of Revenue hotline , where taxpayers can call to find out if their personal information has been compromised.
You'll have to wait a few months to find out.
Read the first section of our tutorial on How to Build a Business Plan to find out.

In science:

The problem is now to find out which is (are) wrong and why.
Theoretical and observed potential energy curves for neutral 4-unit charge Coulomb systems containing antihydrogen
Finding Rc amounts to minimize this (positive) quadratic form on the boundary of the neighborhood, a task which can be carried out efficiently .
Reconstructing a Random Potential from its Random Walks
In 1927 Einstein and Grommer tried to solve this problem, and they were able to find a solution in the limit of weak fields. It turned out that in this limit they obtained the classical Newtonian equation of motion of a point particle, and the answer to Einstein’s query seemed to be negative.
The clouds of physics and Einstein's last query: Can quantum mechanics be derived from general relativity?
Finding the spectrum of this new adjacency matrix turns out to be difficult and remains an open problem.
A geometric approach to absolutely continuous spectrum for discrete Schr\"odinger operators
This has as a result that developing a web application with primarily JavaScript is something of a quest through a large variety of websites in order to find out why something little like knowing when an image is completely loaded does not work in a particular browser.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation