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) `` A game is a form of art in which participants , termed players , make decisions in order to manage resources through game tokens in the Pursuit of a goal . '
2) Since the exit of General Motors from rear-drive full-size cars with the Chevrolet Caprice , it held a near-monopoly as a Pursuit vehicle in North America , despite front-wheel-drive offerings such as the Chevrolet Impala
3) As the Tauran Pursuit vessel draws closer, this handicap will become more severe.
4) But that which meant freedom and the Pursuit of happiness to these savage blacks meant consternation and death to many of the wild denizens of their new home.
5) Similarly , on the track , the world individual Pursuit champion would only wear the jersey when competing in other individual Pursuit events
6) I encourage you to live the same way, in vigorous Pursuit of all the wonders that God has given us on this earth.
7) 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.
8) If the intellectual is typically in Pursuit of the whole picture, the woman is perhaps more likely to be responsive to the claims of feeling and local experience.
9) I do not think that the Pursuit of knowledge is an exception to this rule.
10) We can label this “addiction” and turn it into a disease to diminish stigma and facilitate treatment, and yet we must admit that the misuse of substances is a manifestation of a larger paradox: the mindless Pursuit of pleasure brings pain
11) 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.
12) 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.
13) 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.
14) 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.
15) It means moving beyond the Pursuit of self-satisfaction to the more mature search for meaning and fulfillment.
16) It acts as a counterweight to the more conventional image of upper-class exploiters in Pursuit of lower-class women, as with Sergeant Troy and Fanny, or Alec and Tess.
17) As the Tauran Pursuit vessel draws closer, this handicap will become more severe.
18) A selfish Pursuit had cramped and narrowed me until your gentleness and affection warmed and opened my senses; I became the same happy creature who, a few years ago, loved and beloved by all, had no sorrow or care.
19) `` Comte , Auguste , A Dictionary of Sociology -LRB- 3rd Ed -RRB- , John Scott & Gordon Marshall -LRB- eds -RRB- , Oxford University Press , 2005 , ISBN 0198609868 , ISBN 978-0198609865 It is a social science -- a term with which it is sometimes synonymous -- which uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop and refine a body of knowledge about human social activity , often with the goal of applying such knowledge to the Pursuit of social welfare
20) Casaubon is in Pursuit of a spiritual or intellectual totality, the socalled key to all mythologies; Lydgate is searching for a materialist equivalent of this, in his scientific inquiries into the primitive tissue of all life; Dorothea Brooke is allured by the vision of some mighty project which would transform human life as a whole, while at the same time allowing her to achieve self-fulfilment.
21) 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.
22) 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.
23) I encourage you to live the same way, in vigorous Pursuit of all the wonders that God has given us on this earth.
24) 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.
25) 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.
26) I do not think that the Pursuit of knowledge is an exception to this rule.
27) But that which meant freedom and the Pursuit of happiness to these savage blacks meant consternation and death to many of the wild denizens of their new home.
28) It can also lead to a desperate and futile Pursuit of expensive and unproven remedies for serious illnesses like cancer
29) 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.
30) 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!