Origin of pursuit
Examples from the Web for pursuit
Yet, in pursuit of that ‘great revival of art,’ his anxiety, depression, and overall health began to deteriorate.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind|Nick Mafi|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They say The Guardian has been dragging its feet on the pursuit of NSA-related stories while keeping the Times on a short leash.Is The Guardian Holding Back The New York Times’ Snowden Stories?|Lloyd Grove|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Making sense of her life on the page, deploying raw emotion alongside humor and wry mischief, has long been a Bechdel pursuit.
Better than anyone though, Murdoch saw and exploited the emotional needs satisfied by the pursuit of celebrity.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I shirked duty in pursuit of a good sleep, incurring her wrath this morning.
In this pursuit he took the lead at the head of a detachment of cavalry.
She snatched it up and ran in pursuit of the intrepid pair advancing toward the animated scene under the maple-tree.Peggy Raymond's Vacation|Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
After I crossed the Horsepen, which almost swam our horses, I started off at a gallop, thinking the pursuit was over.Mosby's War Reminiscences|John Singleton Mosby
At the frontiers you will inevitably be stopped and identified; but under my roof you will be safe from all pursuit and suspicion.Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 3|Various
The pursuit took him over the greensward to the bench built around the great catalpa.Lewis Rand|Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for pursuit
- the act of pursuing, chasing, or striving after
- (as modifier)a pursuit plane
Word Origin for pursuit
Word Origin and History for pursuit
late 14c., "persecution," also "action of pursuit," from Anglo-French purseute, from Old French porsuite "a search, pursuit" (14c., Modern French poursuite), from porsivre (see pursue). Sense of "one's profession, recreation, etc." first recorded 1520s. As a type of track cycling race from 1938.