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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
1. Conceptional Volition

622. [Purpose in Action.] Pursuit.

   NOUN:PURSUIT; pursuing &c. v.; prosecution; pursuance; enterprise &c. (undertaking) [See Undertaking]; business [See Business]; adventure (essay) [See Essay]; quest (search) [See Inquiry]; scramble, hue and cry, game; hobby; still-hunt.
  CHASE, hunt, battue [F.], race, steeplechase, hunting, coursing; venation [obs.], venery; fox chase, fox hunting; sport, sporting; shooting, angling, fishing, hawking; shikar [India].
  PURSUER; hunter, huntsman, the field; shikari [India], sportman, Nimrod; hound [See Animal].
   VERB:PURSUE, prosecute, follow; run -, make -, be -, hunt -, prowl- after; shadow; carry on (do) [See Action]; be absorbed in; engage in (undertake) [See Undertaking]; set about (begin) [See Beginning]; endeavor [See Essay]; court (request) [See Request]; seek (search) [See Inquiry]; aim at (intention) [See Intention]; follow the trail (trace) [See Inquiry]; fish for (experiment) [See Experiment]; press on (haste) [See Haste]; run a race (velocity) [See Velocity].
  tread a path; take -, hold- a course; shape -, direct -, bend- one’s -steps, – course; play a game; fight -, elbow- one’s way; follow up; take to, take up; go in for; ride one’s hobby.
  CHASE, give chase, still-hunt, stalk, shikar [India], course, dog, hunt, hound; tread -, follow- on the heels of, (sequence) [See Sequence]; start game.
  RUSH UPON; rush headlong (violence) [See Violence]; ride at, run full tilt at; make a leap at, jump at, snatch at; run down.
   ADJECTIVE:PURSUING &c. v.; in quest of (inquiry) [See Inquiry]; in pursuit, in full cry, in hot pursuit; on the scent.
   ADVERB:AFTER; in pursuance of (intention) [See Intention].
   INTERJECTION:tallyho! yoicks! soho!