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Definition of Pursuit

Pursuit

  1. The act of following or going after; esp., a following with haste, either for sport or in hostility; chase; prosecution; as, the pursuit of game; the pursuit of an enemy.
  2. A following with a view to reach, accomplish, or obtain; endeavor to attain to or gain; as, the pursuit of knowledge; the pursuit of happiness or pleasure.
  3. Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit.
  4. Prosecution.

Pursuit Quotations

The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Albert Einstein

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
Mahatma Gandhi

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Pursuit Translations

pursuit in Dutch is vervolging, achtervolging
pursuit in French is poursuite
pursuit in Italian is inseguimento
pursuit in Latin is consectatio

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