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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Word for Week: Pursuit

Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pursute, from pursure
1 : the act of pursuing
2 : an activity that one engages in as a vocation, profession, or avocation : OCCUPATION

Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): pur·sued; pur·su·ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pursure, pursiure, from Latin prosequi, from pro- forward + sequi to follow -- more at PRO-, SUE transitive verb
1 : to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, or defeat
2 : to find or employ measures to obtain or accomplish : SEEK


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