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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pursuingadjective

    following in order to overtake or capture or as accompaniment to such pursuit

    "the fox fled from the pursuing hounds"; "listened for the hounds' pursuing bark"


  1. pursuing

    Pursuing refers to the act of following or chasing something with the intent to catch, achieve, or accomplish it. It often involves dedication, effort and continuous action towards a specific goal, which can be an interest, dream, career, study, person, or any sort of objective.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pursuing

    of Pursue

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pursuing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pursuing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of pursuing in a Sentence

  1. James Baldwin:

    The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

  2. Francis Hutcheson:

    Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.

  3. Jeffrey Toobin:

    They will continue their investigations unless and until a new boss tells them to stop, i mean, the real power of a US attorney is not to control investigations day-to-day but to say, 'Look, we're not pursuing X or we are pursuing Y.' And 'I will not sign an indictment or I will sign an indictment.' The real question will be who comes in to replace him long-term and whether that person has a similarly aggressive attitude.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    We're pursuing, a two-path proposal, on the one hand, there's bipartisan negotiations, and those are continuing. ... We all know, as a caucus, we will not be able to do all the things the country needs in a totally bipartisan, a bipartisan way. ... And so at the same time, we are pursuing the pursuit of reconciliation.

  5. James Arthur Baldwin:

    The price we pay when pursuing any art or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.

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    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    • A. dangerous
    • B. alternate
    • C. squashy
    • D. greedy

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