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Leaving the two to pursue their voyage home, we return to Captain Haley.

His last letter gives no clue to the track he intended to pursue.

He could resign himself to his reveries, and pursue them into new subtleties day by day.

It is sweet and refreshing to pursue our old subjects of discourse.

It was the only course to pursue with anyone from Denson coulee.

I leave it to your own reflection to pursue the consequences of this principle.

Mr. Merton was too sensible to pursue that thought further for the present.

I can think of nothing else, unless you pursue them in person.

In the meantime the captain was at his wits' end to know what course was the best to pursue.

Good Indian's lips curled silently, and he stepped aside to pursue his way.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "to follow with hostile intent," from Anglo-French pursuer and directly from Old French poursuir (Modern French poursuivre), variant of porsivre "to chase, pursue, follow; continue, carry on," from Vulgar Latin *prosequare, from Latin prosequi "follow, accompany, attend; follow after, escort; follow up, pursue," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + sequi "follow" (see sequel). Meaning "to proceed, to follow" (a path, etc.), usually figurative (a course of action, etc.), is from late 14c. This sense also was in Latin. Related: Pursued; pursuing. For sense, cf. prosecute.

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