pursuance

Part of speech: noun

The act of pursuing; consequence; continuance; usually followed by of.

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Usage examples "pursuance":

  1. Whilst occupying his position on the east bank of the Rio Grande, within the limits of Texas, then recently admitted as one of the States of our Union, the commanding general of the Mexican forces, who, in pursuance of the orders of his Government, had collected a large army on the opposite shore of the Rio Grande, crossed the river, invaded our territory, and commenced hostilities by attacking our forces. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  2. In pursuance of this principle Alison, or Miss Williams, as she was called in her vocation, was always reserved and discreet, and though ready to talk in due measure, Rachel always felt that it was the upper, not the under current that was proffered. - "The Clever Woman of the Family", Charlotte M. Yonge.
  3. In pursuance of this object, during the winter of 1850 and the summer of the following year, he wrote several public letters on the compromise measures, and he addressed great meetings on various occasions, in New England, New York, and as far south as Virginia. - "Daniel Webster", Henry Cabot Lodge.