pursuance


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pur·su·ance

 (pər-so͞o′əns)
n.
A carrying out or putting into effect; prosecution.

pursuance

(pəˈsjuːəns)
n
the carrying out or pursuing of an action, plan, etc

pur•su•ance

(pərˈsu əns)

n.
the carrying out of some plan, course, or the like.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pursuance - a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteriapursuance - a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria; "the pursuit of love"; "life is more than the pursuance of fame"; "a quest for wealth"
wild-goose chase - the fruitless pursuit of something unattainable
search - the examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
2.pursuance - the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
continuance, continuation - the act of continuing an activity without interruption

pursuance

noun (Formal) carrying out, doing, following, effecting, performance, pursuing, prosecution, discharge, bringing about, execution He ordered disclosure of the report in pursuance of a murder investigation.
Translations

pursuance

[pəˈsjuːəns] N (frm) in pursuance of [+ plan, goal] → para la consecución de; [+ duty] → en cumplimiento de

pursuance

n (form) (of plan)Verfolgung f; (of instruction)Ausführung f; (of duties)Erfüllung f
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The master of our camels was an old Mohammedan, who had conceived an opinion that it was an act of merit to do us all the mischief he could; and in pursuance of his notion, made it his chief employment to steal everything he could lay hold on; his piety even transported him so far, that one morning he stole and hid the cords of our tents.
This we promptly arranged between us; but when, ten minutes later and in pursuance of our arrangement, we met in the hall, it was only to report on either side that after guarded inquiries we had altogether failed to trace her.
He resolved, in pursuance of the advice of the sage lady, to push matters as forward as possible; and addressing himself to his intended son-in-law in the hunting phrase, he cried, after a loud holla, "Follow her, boy, follow her; run in, run in; that's it, honeys.
It had been the spring, it will be remembered, that had prompted them to go on pilgrimage; and me, too, the spring was filling with strange, undefinable longings, and though I flattered myself that I had set out in pursuance of a definitely taken resolve, I had really no more freedom in the matter than the children who followed at the heels of the mad piper.
Thus reasoned Sir Mulberry, and in pursuance of this reasoning he and his friend soon afterwards repaired to Ralph Nickleby's, there to execute a plan of operations concerted by Sir Mulberry himself, avowedly to promote his friend's object, and really to attain his own.
In pursuance of this idea, old Marheyo himself would hie him away to the sea-shore by the break of day, for the purpose of collecting various species of rare sea-weed; some of which among these people are considered a great luxury.
And in pursuance of it, Countess, I deeply regret having to tell you that your presence at Dorset House within the next hour is demanded."
I should have continued to avoid you, in pursuance of the same set purpose, for a short time longer, if we had not met now.
In pursuance of this luminous conception I mentioned to Biddy when I went to Mr.
In pursuance of the plan which I have laid down for the discussion of the subject, the point next in order to be examined is the "insufficiency of the present Confederation to the preservation of the Union." It may perhaps be asked what need there is of reasoning or proof to illustrate a position which is not either controverted or doubted, to which the understandings and feelings of all classes of men assent, and which in substance is admitted by the opponents as well as by the friends of the new Constitution.
"This Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land, and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any thing in the constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding."
In pursuance of this resolve, he took up his residence in the Puritan town as Roger Chillingworth, without other introduction than the learning and intelligence of which he possessed more than a common measure.