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
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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.”
Examples from the Web for pursued
But instead he pursued a life of science, sailing all over the world to study animal species and their environments.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If confidence and strength were instilled in her at a young age, glamour was something she pursued.Diane von Furstenberg: How I Learned to Love My Wrap Dress|Lizzie Crocker|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To believe the British press, it sounds like you were pursued pretty aggressively by writer-director Hugo Blick for this role.‘The Honorable Woman’ Is Maggie Gyllenhaal's Best Performance Yet|Kevin Fallon|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I pursued a career in national security with the motivation of improving the national security policy of my country,” he said.Fired From Los Alamos for Pushing Obama's Nuclear Agenda|Center for Public Integrity|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even the most basic research, which may have no immediate application, is pursued to increase our knowledge.
When the danger was passed by Anastasius pursued fresh intrigues.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI|Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
After that it was impossible to tell which was pursuer and which was pursued.The Black Phantom|Leo Edward Miller
In the course to be pursued these objects should be constantly held in view and have their due weight.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson
For three generations now our family have pursued a constructive policy.Sonnie-Boy's People|James B. Connolly
I went out hunting again, and pursued a big he-bear all day, but didn't kill him.