sure, you just need the proper regex.
If you are familiar with using something like
to represent a "wildcard" in a search, regex's, or regular expressions, vastly expands on that idea. Basically, instead of searching for your literal text, you can use a combination of symbols to describe how you want it to search. It's perfect for the kind of situation you describe. Most modern programming languages include some sort of regex type, for doing string manipulation. And any decent text editor will employ them to some degree in their find-and-replace functionality. Sublime Text uses on of the best regular expression libraries on the planet, Oniguruma for powering it's syntax highlighting and some of its other capabilities. I am not sure, and hopefully someone who knows will chime in, but I would imagine that is also what is behind its Find and Replace tool also.
In Sublime Text, when you bring up the Find bar, there will be a section on the left for choosing some options and one of those is Regex.
If you select it, Then you can type a regex in there instead of just characters to search for, and it will apply your regex. So, for the example you give. You should be able to get close with something like:
This won't actually select just your word, but it will get you in the ballpark. Your particular use case turns out to actually be kind of tricky. At least for me. I'm sure someone better at regex than I am can tell you exactly what you want though.