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In pursuance of

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • In pursuance of in accordance with; in prosecution or fulfillment of.
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Quotations

  • Van Hartmann
    Van Hartmann
    “Instinct is action taken in pursuance of a purpose, but without conscious perception of what the purpose is.”

Usage

In literature:

In pursuance of this policy the management, faced with a hesitating market, decided upon a bold step.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
Each one of the nine days had been marked by some miracle, in the pursuance of her object.
"Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1" by William Walton
And, in pursuance of this principle, it is with us declared by the statute 4 Hen.
"Commentaries on the Laws of England" by William Blackstone
In pursuance of their plan, the girls were taking with them a most marvellous luncheon.
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
Again, in pursuance of my general plan of going round the world, I must get forward to Italy.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
And he thinks, if Gen. Johnston forbears to fight Sherman, in pursuance of orders from Richmond, disaster will ensue.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
In pursuance of this decision, he has thrown a sufficient force into the town and ordered fortifying it.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
It was about a year later when, in pursuance of the old unchanged custom, we sat around the round table in the evening.
"Weird Tales. Vol. I" by E. T. A. Hoffmann
But before I had taken many steps in pursuance of this resolve I stopped short.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
Mr. Booth himself called upon me, in pursuance of his request.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
In pursuance of some order we changed our position, and rode to General Lee's dismounted line of battle.
"The Falling Flag" by Edward M. Boykin
They halted about fifty yards from the house, and Jekyll, in pursuance of his plan, strolled about a dozen to meet them.
"John Ames, Native Commissioner" by Bertram Mitford
In pursuance of this project, she changed her policy towards Pilgrim.
"Edelweiss" by Berthold Auerbach
In pursuance of this requisition, Butler was conducted, after the interval of the few days we have mentioned, to Allen Musgrove's.
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
In pursuance of his design he went to his father's.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
In pursuance of the idea of changing the normal {164} course of this variation, but with very poor success.
"Chess Fundamentals" by José Raúl Capablanca
That in pursuance of this Grant Andrew Hamilton Esq^{re}.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
In addition to all this, and in pursuance of the same general plan, a warm or rather a tepid bath was administered.
"Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders" by William A. Alcott
In pursuance of his command, horrible tortures were inflicted at Lyons upon those who would not abjure the new faith.
"The Evolution of an Empire" by Mary Parmele
In pursuance of this he indulged in all forms of external luxury.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

In Pursuance of Your Dream Career.
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In science:

Both operators mentioned above relate to the processing of methods by services from a service family in pursuance of basic actions performed by a thread.
Autosolvability of halting problem instances for instruction sequences
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