pursuit


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Synonyms for pursuit

Synonyms for pursuit

the following of another in an attempt to overtake and capture

an attempting to accomplish or attain

a working at a profession or occupation

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Synonyms for pursuit

the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture

a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria

a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

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And can you mention any pursuit of mankind in which the male sex has not all these gifts and qualities in a higher degree than the female?
that different natures ought to have different pursuits, and that men's and women's natures are different.
The summer months passed while I was thus engaged, heart and soul, in one pursuit.
I do not think that the pursuit of knowledge is an exception to this rule.
Mugambi knew something of the occurrences which had led up to the landing of Tarzan upon Jungle Island and the pursuit of the whites up the Ugambi.
What was the agony of the unfortunate Boxtel on seeing the windows of the new story set out with bulbs and seedlings of tulips for the border, and tulips in pots; in short, with everything pertaining to the pursuits of a tulip-monomaniac!
As the fellow saw me he leaped along the ledge in pursuit, and after him came as many of his companions as could crowd upon each other's heels.
Jones likewise, with his friend Partridge, set forward the moment he had paid his reckoning, in quest of his lovely Sophia, whom he now resolved never more to abandon the pursuit of.
M'ling was ahead, close in pursuit of the fugitive.
SEEING a ship sailing by upon the sea of politics, an Ambitious Person started in hot pursuit along the strand; but the people's eyes being fixed upon the Presidency no one observed the pursuer.
On returning to his native land, he still continued to turn his chemical knowledge to account, by giving his services to that particular branch of our commercial industry which is commonly described as the adulteration of commodities; and from this he had gradually risen to the more refined pursuit of adulterating gold and silver--or, to use the common phrase again, making bad money.
The wind being adverse, the boat was again sent on shore on the following morning, and the same gentlemen again landed, but promised to come off at a moment's warning; they again forgot their promise in their eager pursuit of wild geese and seawolves.
Losberne the circumstances that had led to so vigorous a pursuit.
The house and the garden, with all the objects surrounding them, were now become familiar, and the ordinary pursuits which had given to Norland half its charms were engaged in again with far greater enjoyment than Norland had been able to afford, since the loss of their father.
His work, both on the land and on the book, in which the principles of the new land system were to be laid down, had not been abandoned; but just as formerly these pursuits and ideas had seemed to him petty and trivial in comparison with the darkness that overspread all life, now they seemed as unimportant and petty in comparison with the life that lay before him suffused with the brilliant light of happiness.