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.
Examples Sentences for
1) I do not think that the Pursuit of knowledge is an exception to this rule.
2) 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.
3) 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.
4) Although the subject of this book is individual happiness and how best to pursue it, it is worth reflecting on the context in which this Pursuit takes place
5) 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
6) As the Tauran Pursuit vessel draws closer, this handicap will become more severe.
7) 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.
8) If this rule were always observed; if no man allowed any Pursuit whatsoever to interfere with the tranquillity of his 56 Frankenstein domestic affections, Greece had not been enslaved, Caesar would have spared his country, America would have been discovered more gradually, and the empires of Mexico and Peru had not been destroyed.
9) 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
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) What we are striving for instead are relationships that provide both parties with a sense of a symmetrical commitment to satisfying lives and are based on the capitalistic idea of complementarity, that in the Pursuit of our self-interest we can all prosper together
12) 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
13) I do not think that the Pursuit of knowledge is an exception to this rule.
14) 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.
15) My descriptions are directed at relationships of choice, which turn out to be critical to our Pursuit of happiness
16) 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.
17) 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
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) 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.
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) 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) 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.
23) 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.
24) That was the only possible reply; she had spent her life in Pursuit of what she believed in.
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) I encourage you to live the same way, in vigorous Pursuit of all the wonders that God has given us on this earth.
27) As the Tauran Pursuit vessel draws closer, this handicap will become more severe.
28) It means moving beyond the Pursuit of self-satisfaction to the more mature search for meaning and fulfillment.
29) Porter , Theodore M. (1995) : Trust in Numbers : The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life , Princeton University Press , 1995
30) That was the only possible reply; she had spent her life in Pursuit of what she believed in.