Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A carrying out or putting into effect; prosecution.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of following or pursuing; pursuit; prosecution: as, the pursuance of some design; in pursuance of orders.
  • noun Synonyms See pursuit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of pursuing or prosecuting; a following out or after.
  • noun The state of being pursuant; consequence.
  • noun in accordance with; in prosecution or fulfillment of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A search for something; a pursuit or quest
  • noun A completion or putting into effect of something already begun; a prosecution

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
  • noun the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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  • Now all this was in pursuance of a stratagem devised by that ancient woman Zat al-Dawahi; for, before his departure, King

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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