1) The act of following or going after; esp., a following with haste, either for sport or in hostility; chase; prosecution; as, the pursuit of game; the pursuit of an enemy.
2) A following with a view to reach, accomplish, or obtain; endeavor to attain to or gain; as, the pursuit of knowledge; the pursuit of happiness or pleasure.
3) Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit.
Example Sentences for
1) The custodians of English culture have become infected by various forms of anarchy, from the disowning of parental authority to the giddy Pursuit of fashion, from vulgar self-seeking to heartless economic calculation, from sexual flightiness to the worship of money.
2) Two years passed in this manner, during which I paid no visit to Geneva, but was engaged, heart and soul, in the Pursuit of some discoveries which I hoped to make.
3) In my experience as a therapist, I have found that the pitfalls most people encounter in their Pursuit of happiness reflect some difficulty in apprehending what is “true” about themselves and the people they are closest to
4) Fortunately for those who pay their court through such foibles, a fond mother, though, in Pursuit of praise for her children, the most rapacious of human beings, is likewise the most credulous; her demands are exorbitant; but she will swallow any thing; and the excessive affection and endurance of the Miss Steeles towards her offspring were viewed therefore by Lady Middleton without the smallest surprise or distrust.
5) My descriptions are directed at relationships of choice, which turn out to be critical to our Pursuit of happiness
6) As the Tauran Pursuit vessel draws closer, this handicap will become more severe.
7) I shall not lose you so soon, and Edward will have greater opportunity of improving that natural 24 Sense and Sensibility taste for your favourite Pursuit which must be so indispensably necessary to your future felicity.
8) There is a merciless, dehumanizing quality about art, just as there is about knowledge, which will bulldoze its way over men and women in Pursuit of its ends.
9) It seems that the Pursuit by the cruiser had so terrorized the mutineers that they had continued out across the Atlantic for several days after losing her; but on discovering the meager supply of water and provisions aboard, they had turned back toward the east.
10) He wishes to find some small place where he can quietly live until Falkland's Pursuit ends, through death or simply disinterest, and he is free of Falkland's curse.
11) Porter , Theodore M. (1995) : Trust in Numbers : The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life , Princeton University Press , 1995
12) Pinky announced that she was going to Pursuit a rapping career and released her debut mixtape entitled Fuck You Pay Me on April , 2010
13) His Pursuit is as pointless as Uncle Toby’s efforts to pinpoint the exact spot where he was injured in the groin by fashioning a model of the military campaign in which the injury was incurred.
14) It can also lead to a desperate and futile Pursuit of expensive and unproven remedies for serious illnesses like cancer
15) I do not think that the Pursuit of knowledge is an exception to this rule.
16) In due course , the family leaves and takes a gondola back to the hotel , with Aschenbach in Pursuit and in a state of some excitement -LRB- ` Tadzio , Eros , charmer , see I am past all fear , blind to danger , drunken , powerless
17) In 1998 , Chopra was awarded the satirical Ig Nobel Prize in physics for `` his unique interpretation of quantum physics as it applies to life , liberty , and the Pursuit of economic happiness '
18) The two gentlemen hastily separated; each in a fever of excitement wholly uncontrollable. 588 Oliver Twist CHAPTER L THE Pursuit AND ESCAPE N ear to that part of the Thames on which the church at Rotherhithe abuts, where the buildings on the banks are dirtiest and the vessels on the river blackest with the dust of colliers and the smoke of close-built low-roofed houses, there exists the filthiest, the strangest, the most extraordinary of the many localities that are hidden in London, wholly unknown, even by name, to the great mass of its inhabitants.
19) I shall not lose you so soon, and Edward will have greater opportunity of improving that natural 24 Sense and Sensibility taste for your favourite Pursuit which must be so indispensably necessary to your future felicity.
20) A mind of moderate capacity which closely pursues one study must infallibly arrive at great proficiency in that study; and I who continually sought the attainment of one object of Pursuit and was solely wrapped up in this, improved so rapidly that at the end of two years I made some discoveries in the improvement of some chemical instruments, which procured me great esteem and admiration at the university.
21) In other studies you go as far as others have gone before you, and there is nothing more to know; but in a scientific Pursuit there is continual food for discovery and wonder.
22) I hope to see my husband forgetting himself, or rather placing selfgratification in the Pursuit of universal good, deaf to the calls of ANNA ST.
23) Do not tell me that you wish I had lost this; for it has softened my heart to all mankind.’ ‘I did not mean that,ssaid Rose, weeping; I only wish you had left here, that you might have turned to high and noble Pursuits again; to Pursuits well worthy of you.’ ‘There is no Pursuit more worthy of me: more worthy of the highest nature that exists: than the struggle to win such a heart as yours,ssaid the young man, taking her hand. ‘Rose, my own dear Rose!
24) He wishes to find some small place where he can quietly live until Falkland's Pursuit ends, through death or simply disinterest, and he is free of Falkland's curse.
25) They no sooner heard the cry, and saw Oliver running, than, guessing exactly how the matter stood, they issued forth with great promptitude; and, shouting Stop thief!stoo, joined in the Pursuit like good citizens.
26) Fortunately for those who pay their court through such foibles, a fond mother, though, in Pursuit of praise for her children, the most rapacious of human beings, is likewise the most credulous; her demands are exorbitant; but she will swallow any thing; and the excessive affection and endurance of the Miss Steeles towards her offspring were viewed therefore by Lady Middleton without the smallest surprise or distrust.
27) Think what their lives might be like if we could give them information and engage them in discussions that were applicable to their lives now and that improved their chances of future success in their Pursuit of happiness
28) I encourage you to live the same way, in vigorous Pursuit of all the wonders that God has given us on this earth.
29) His power and threats were not omitted in my calculations; a creature who could exist in the ice caves of the glaciers and hide himself from Pursuit among the ridges of inaccessible precipices was a being possessing faculties it would be vain to cope with.
30) One can suppose therefore that one of the things that makes any relationship hard work is the strenuous and selfprotective Pursuit of that elusive balance of unwanted responsibilities