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seek one's fortune

Definition of seek one's fortune in English:

Travel somewhere in the hope of achieving wealth and success: he emigrated to Britain to seek his fortune
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  • John continued his naval career until 1881 when he decided to seek his fortune in America without success.
  • His paternal grandfather sought his fortune as a fur trapper in Canada, joined the Mounties, then emigrated to South Africa.
  • Established as a pearling port in the 1880s, it has long attracted people from around the world seeking their fortune, giving the modern town a truly multicultural atmosphere.
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