following someone or something in order to overtake, capture, woo, etc.:Informed via radio that the alleged crime concerned an unpaid bill, the pursuing officers took down the vehicle's license plate information and stopped the chase.
continuing to accompany or affect someone, as success, bad luck, or fame:They renewed their love, were once more torn apart by pursuing misfortune, but in the end were happily reunited.
following or seeming to follow someone or something with one’s eyes, voice, thoughts, etc.:He stared fearfully at the pursuing eyes of a portrait on the wall.
following or coming immediately after; ensuing: The program focuses on core courses in the first semester, and allows students to take their electives in the pursuing two semesters.
- un·pur·su·ing, adjective
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How to use pursuing in a sentence
One by one, the other band members join in, singing good-naturedly about how even though they miss company and activity, even though they’re pursued by melancholy, one day life will return to normal.BTS’s new album is sublime comfort pop for the soul in lockdown | Aja Romano | November 20, 2020 | Vox
Once those events occur, the newly constituted committee will have to determine whether it wishes to continue pursuing the application for the grand-jury materials that gave rise to this case.Supreme Court postpones hearing on congressional effort to obtain secret Mueller material | Robert Barnes | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
His focus was not, however, on the living situation but pursuing what he said had become his dream — becoming a pro gamer.
From director Anna Wilder Burns, Sailing Cita features young sailors Lauren Topchik and Teagan Tanner as they pursue a life of adventure by sail.These College Students Have a Dream to Sail the World | Outside Editors | November 20, 2020 | Outside Online
Mehring and Louis were pursuing similar ideas, but Mehring’s picture looks darker and thicker — more allover — than Louis’s.In the galleries: The Washington colorists and the CIA | Mark Jenkins | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
So looking at that and that at that time I was also pursuing my career—so there was something here.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire | William O’Connor | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
For officials like Brohi, pursuing the drug traffickers in Turbat would mean crossing a political minefield.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan | Umar Farooq | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The final question we should ask: are they pursuing justice and the rule of law, or merely silencing those who embarrass them?Sentencing Looms for Barrett Brown, Advocate for “Anonymous” | Kevin M. Gallagher | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And unless Republicans start pursuing very different priorities in Congress, that prognosis could sting.
McCain said he, Corker, and Burr are also interested in pursuing more vigorous oversight of the Iran deal as well.Republican Hawks Already Have a War Plan for ISIS, Ukraine, and Obama | Eli Lake | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In pursuing his alchemical researches, he discovered Prussian blue, and the animal oil which bears his name.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
All night long they expected to hear the roar of the pursuing guns, to find the sabers of the Dragoons flashing over their heads.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
I shall therefore (pursuing his Idea of six Weeks) take it during the first tranquil six Weeks that it had, viz.
She did leap them, running from one to another in a manner confusing to herself and doubly so to Dorothy, pursuing.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
Safety lies in pursuing my increasing practice, and devoting all my spare time to—well, to my real profession.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux