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pursued


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pursued 
  adj  :  followed  with  enmity  as  if  to  harm:  "running  and  leaping 
  like  a  herd  of  pursued  antelopes" 
  n  :  a  person  who  is  being  chased;  "the  film  jumped  back  and 
  forth  from  the  pursuer  to  the  pursued"  [syn:  {chased}] 




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