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pursued Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a person who is being chased
    • the film jumped back and forth from the pursuer to the pursued
  2. verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    pursue; prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  3. verb follow in or as if in pursuit
    pursue; follow.
    • The police car pursued the suspected attacker
    • Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life
  4. verb go in search of or hunt for
    pursue; go after; quest after; quest for.
    • pursue a hobby
  5. verb carry further or advance
    pursue; act on; follow up on.
    • Can you act on this matter soon?
  6. adjective followed with enmity as if to harm
    • running and leaping like a herd of pursued antelopes

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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