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For twenty-three days more Eyre and his attendant Wylie pursued their way.

As M'Ilraith was now in a strong hold, Marion pursued him no further.

A few, who escaped from the river, were pursued and cut down by the Syracusan horse.

"Still, I added to the collection to-day," pursued Miss Whitmore, calmly.

Was it but another devilish trick of the misfortune that pursued him?

"It's the nature of the beast to run crazy," pursued Kingozi tranquilly.

"As you say, the time for fencing is over," pursued Kingozi.

"You know about when this war was to be declared," he pursued his thought.

When he was rested, and able to walk, he pursued his way home.

We went down to the margin, under the bank, and pursued our way along the stream.

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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