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 for Pursuing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pursue \Pur*sue"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pursued; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Pursuing.] [OE. pursuen, porsuen, OF. porsivre,
     poursuivre, poursuir, F. poursuivre, fr. L. prosequi; pro
     forward + sequi to follow. See Sue, and cf. Prosecute,
     Pursuivant.]
     1. To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or
        with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.
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              We happiness pursue; we fly from pain. --Prior.
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              The happiness of men lies in purswing,
              Not in possessing.                    --Longfellow.
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     2. To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue
        a remedy at law.
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              The fame of ancient matrons you pursue. --Dryden.
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     3. To proceed along, with a view to some and or object; to
        follow; to go in; as, Captain Cook pursued a new route;
        the administration pursued a wise course.
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     4. To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue. " Insatiate
        to pursue vain war." --Milton.
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     5. To follow as an example; to imitate.
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     6. To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.
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              The servant is not greater than his lord. If they
              have pursued me, they shall pursue you also.
                                                    --Wyclif (John
                                                    xv. 20).
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     Syn: To follow; chase; seek; persist. See Follow.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pursuing
      adj 1: following in order to overtake or capture or as
             accompaniment to such pursuit; "the fox fled from the
             pursuing hounds"; "listened for the hounds' pursuing
             bark"

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