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

  Pursuance \Pur*su"ance\, n. [See Pursuant.]
     1. The act of pursuing or prosecuting; a following out or
        after.
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              Sermons are not like curious inquiries after new
              nothings, but pursuances of old truths. --Jer.
                                                    Taylor.
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     2. The state of being pursuant; consequence.
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     In pursuance of, in accordance with; in prosecution or
        fulfillment of.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pursuance
      n 1: a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria;
           "the pursuit of love"; "life is more than the pursuance of
           fame"; "a quest for wealth" [syn: pursuit, pursuance,
           quest]
      2: the continuance of something begun with a view to its
         completion [syn: pursuance, prosecution]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "pursuance":
     chase, chasing, continualness, continuance, continuation,
     continuity, dogging, endurance, extension, follow, follow-up,
     following, heeling, hounding, hue and cry, hunting, lengthening,
     maintenance, perpetuation, perseverance, persistence, progress,
     progression, prolongation, prosecution, protraction, pursual,
     pursuing, pursuit, quest, repetition, run, search, searching,
     seeking, sequel, sequence, series, shadowing, stalking,
     staying power, straight course, sustained action, sustenance,
     tailing, tracking, tracking down, trailing, uninterrupted course,
     unremittingness, way
  
  

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