[ US /pɝˈsut/ ]
[ UK /pəsˈuːt/ ]
  1. the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  2. a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    life is more than the pursuance of fame
    a quest for wealth
    the pursuit of love
  3. a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
    they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits
    sailing is her favorite pastime
    he counts reading among his interests
    his main pastime is gambling
  4. an auxiliary activity
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How To Use pursuit In A Sentence

  • If this approach has a drawback, it is that the zealous pursuit of the founding principle—disinterring the buried life, stamped under the sod by conniving male partners—sometimes obscures the fact that not a great deal gets added to the wider cultural landscape it is bent on illuminating. A Far From Model Marriage
  • The Western Cape's pursuit of an inclusive South African identity is bedevilled by ... the persistence of white privilege rooted in historical baaskap and black exclusion," the document said. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • Country pursuits on offer include sheep-racing, woodcarving with chainsaws, small-bore rifle-shooting, wool-spinning, bee demonstrations, candle-making and ferret-racing.
  • The pursuit of such metaphysical questions is just a high-minded distraction from the more pressing issue of confronting the dilemma of one's existence here and now.
  • A copyreader might not find it perfect, for the assault is allotted too much space and the pursuit too little, but it tells the story in its baldest aspect. Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence A Manual for Reporters, Correspondents, and Students of Newspaper Writing
  • Finding the swiftest pursuer close upon his heels, he threw off, first his blanket, then his silver-laced coat and belt of peag, by which his enemies knew him to be Canonchet, and redoubled the eagerness of pursuit. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon
  • He travelled widely in pursuit of his ornithological passion, making many new discoveries. SPIX'S MACAW: THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD'S RAREST BIRD
  • Both these pursuits found their way into his writing, as well as motivating his subsequent relocation to Berlin.
  • Benedict, put simply, is living out what he spoke of in Deus Caritas Est, which is true charity: Can we simply exclude them, as representatives of a radical fringe, from our pursuit of reconciliation and unity? Ecumenism
  • Integrity unlimited, superior quality Albatron is the pursuit.
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