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Pursuit, 1) the act of following and seeking: “my willing love set forth in your p.” Tw. III, 3, 13.
2) the act of following with a view to overtake; mostly in a hostile sense: Lucr. 1691. Mids. IV, 1, 128. All's III, 4, 25. H4B IV, 3, 77. H5 II, 4, 69. H6A II, 2, 3. H6C II, 1, 3. H6C II, 1, 3 II, 3, 13. “to make p.” Lucr. 696. As I, 3, 138. R3 III, 2, 30. “death doth hold us in p.” H6C II, 5, 127. “in p. of:” Sonn. 143, 4.
3) endeavour to gain: “mad in p. and in possession so,” Sonn. 129, 9. “Paris should ne'er retract what he hath done, nor faint in the p.” Troil. II, 2, 142. “I'll play the hunter for thy life with all my force, p. and policy,” IV, 1, 18.
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