verb (used with object), pur·sued, pur·su·ing.
verb (used without object), pur·sued, pur·su·ing.
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Origin of pursue
historical usage of pursue
The many Latin meanings of prōsequi carry over into Old French and Middle English, and by the end of the Middle English period, the word pursue already had all of its current meanings. On the other hand, the word prosecute originally meant “to follow up, pursue, continue,” but shortly afterward, in the early 16th century, it took on its primary current meaning “to institute legal proceedings.”
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Example sentences from the Web for pursue
This strategy will likely result in substantial death and suffering in countries that are not able to pursue these deals.A coronavirus vaccine will save more lives if we share it widely|Kat Eschner|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
She forms her closest friendship with Svetlana, who “sounded really different when she spoke Serbo-Croatian,” and she pursues Ivan, who speaks Hungarian and who also speaks the language of pure mathematics.The true love story in Elif Batuman’s The Idiot is a love affair with language|Constance Grady|September 11, 2020|Vox
So Naftogaz advised its government not to pursue a gas deal with the Louisiana company.
I always felt I didn’t have the skill set to lead a company in making an impact on the future, because I didn’t pursue a doctorate and instead had a “fox-like” career.Book recommendations from Fortune’s 40 under 40 in health|Rachel King|September 9, 2020|Fortune
Elsewhere, districts are pursuing tutoring models to provide personalized in-person or remote academic support.Creative school plans could counter inequities exposed by COVID-19|Sujata Gupta|September 8, 2020|Science News
Or (horrors) he could reach out to congressional leaders in both parties to pursue bipartisan legislation.
Choosing not to pursue a perpetrator is not admittance of lies or false motives.
It was only once he directed and starred in his own short film that he decided to pursue acting as a vocation.
Around 2005, Drew flew west to pursue a career in acting while Jonathan ran the business in Calgary.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prosectors decided not to pursue charges against the accused.
If not we'll walk to that village with the church over there and see if we can get something on wheels to pursue August with.The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rgen|Elizabeth von Arnim
Our three divisions of the land army continued to pursue their plan for gradually advancing along the causeways.
If we pursue this subject, it will conduct us far beyond the sight of mere temporal punishment.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II|Francis Augustus Cox
On these occasions the house-dogs are very tyrannical, and the least of them will attack and pursue the stranger.Anecdotes of Dogs|Edward Jesse
He had evidently not decided yet, and was debating in his own mind what course to pursue.The White Chief|Mayne Reid