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They were recovered and brought back, after a chase of a mile.

He would go in, he would overhaul Sally, and then finish the chase with a play of revolvers.

He turned the creams from the road, filled with the spirit of the chase.

You will find what you hunt for, track 'em right along and chase 'em down.

In an hour or two, half the constables in Charleston were in chase of me.

The chase was so common a thing, that little was said about the affair.

The mice, he avers, enjoyed the pleasures of the chase with composure.

Furthermore, another cab seemed to have been requisitioned for the chase.

Man-like, hot with the ardor of the chase, he was deaf and blind to all else.

His comrades, who had rested and were ready for the chase, made after him.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, chacen "to hunt; to cause to go away; put to flight," from Old French chacier "to hunt, ride swiftly, strive for" (12c., Modern French chasser), from Vulgar Latin *captiare (source of Italian cacciare, Catalan casar, Spanish cazar, Portuguese caçar "to chase, hunt;" see catch (v.)).

Meaning "run after" developed mid-14c. Related: Chased; chasing. Older European words for "pursue" often also cover "persecute" (e.g. Greek dioko, Old English ehtan); modern ones often derive from words used primarily for the hunting of animals.

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