Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase;
pursue; we fly from pain.
The happiness of men lies in
Not in possessing.
Not in possessing.
To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain;
pursuea remedy at law
The fame of ancient matrons you
To proceed along, with a view to some and or object; to follow; to go in;
as, Captain Cook
pursueda new route; the administration
pursueda wise course.
To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue.“ Insatiate to pursue vain war.”
To follow as an example; to imitate.
To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.
The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have
pursuedme, they shall
Wyclif (John xv. 20).
Syn. – To follow; chase; seek; persist. See
To go in pursuit; to follow.
The wicked flee when no man
Prov. xxviii. 1.
pursuedafter the objects of their ambition.
To go on; to proceed, especially in argument or discourse; to continue.
pursuesCarneades, wondered chemists should not consider.
To follow a matter judicially, as a complaining party; to act as a prosecutor.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To follow; to go or proceed after or in a like direction. The captain pursued the same course as former navigators have taken. A subsequent legislature pursued the course of their predecessors.
2.To take and proceed in, without following another. Captain Cook pursued a new and unexplored course. New circumstances often compel us to pursue new expedients and untried course. What course shall we pursue?
3.To follow with a view to overtake; to follow with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare; to pursue an enemy.
4.To seek; to use measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law.
5.To prosecute; to continue. A stream proceeds from a lake and pursues a southerly course to the ocean.
He that pursueth evil, pursueth it to his own death. Prov.11.
6.To follow as an example; to imitate.
The fame of ancient matrons you pursue.
7.To endeavor to attain to; to strive to reach or gain.
We happiness pursue; we fly from pain.
8.To follow with enmity; to persecute.
This verb is frequently followed by after. Gen.35.
I have, pursues Carneades, wondered chimists should not consider--