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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PURSU'ING, ppr. Following; chasing; hastening after to overtake; prosecuting; proceeding in; continuing.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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1: following in order to overtake or capture or as accompaniment to such pursuit; "the fox fled from the pursuing hounds"; "listened for the hounds' pursuing bark"

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pursue Pur*sue", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pursued; p. pr. & vb. n. Pursuing.] [OE. pursuen, porsuen, OF. porsivre, poursuivre, poursuir, F. poursuivre, fr. L. prosequi; pro forward + sequi to follow. See Sue, and cf. Prosecute, Pursuivant.] 1. To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare. We happiness pursue; we fly from pain. --Prior. The happiness of men lies in purswing, Not in possessing. --Longfellow. 2. To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law. The fame of ancient matrons you pursue. --Dryden. 3. To proceed along, with a view to some and or object; to follow; to go in; as, Captain Cook pursued a new route; the administration pursued a wise course. 4. To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue. `` Insatiate to pursue vain war.'' --Milton. 5. To follow as an example; to imitate. 6. To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account. The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have pursued me, they shall pursue you also. --Wyclif (John xv. 20). Syn: To follow; chase; seek; persist. See Follow.



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