American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A carrying out or putting into effect; prosecution.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of following or pursuing; pursuit; prosecution: as, the pursuance of some design; in pursuance of orders.
- n. Synonyms See pursuit.
- n. A search for something; a pursuit or quest
- n. A completion or putting into effect of something already begun; a prosecution
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of pursuing or prosecuting; a following out or after.
- n. The state of being pursuant; consequence.
- n. a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
- n. the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
“I resent the people who did this simply out of reverence for their ‘god’ (nature) and in pursuance of the ideal that the worship of this ‘god’ mandates: the total abdication or removal of modernized man from the face of the earth, for the sake of “letting nature do its thing.””
“This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.”
“Now all this was in pursuance of a stratagem devised by that ancient woman Zat al-Dawahi; for, before his departure, King”
“For reasons which they could not comprehend, and in pursuance of a decision by default, on which they were never consulted, they found themselves made strangers in their own country.”
“Article 6: This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.”
“I only wish to give expression to the sincere admiration and respect we physicists feel for your eminent work through which, in pursuance of great”
“At this time when some countries are persecuting these human beings, and other countries ignoring them, the League, in pursuance of its principles of humanity and impartiality, rushes to their support.”
“A joint offense is one committed by two or more persons acting together in pursuance of a common intent.”
“Since then Eliot has passed on to a series of poetic creations of the same brilliant concentration, in pursuance of the agonized, salvation-seeking main theme.”
“He has already successfully headed trade missions to both South and Central America, and this mission to South Africa was undertaken in pursuance of a policy of exploring, at first-hand, the potentiality of promising markets throughout the world.”
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