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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·sue v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pursued p. pr. & vb. n. Pursuing.]
 1. To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.
    We happiness pursue; we fly from pain.   --Prior.
 The happiness of men lies in purswing,
 Not in possessing.   --Longfellow.
 2. To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law.
    The fame of ancient matrons you pursue.   --Dryden.
 3. To proceed along, with a view to some and or object; to follow; to go in; as, Captain Cook pursued a new route; the administration pursued a wise course.
 4. To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue. Insatiate to pursue vain war.”
 5. To follow as an example; to imitate.
 6. To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.
    The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have pursued me, they shall pursue you also.   --Wyclif (John xv. 20).
 Syn: -- To follow; chase; seek; persist. See Follow.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 pursued
      adj : followed with enmity as if to harm; "running and leaping
            like a herd of pursued antelopes"
      n : a person who is being chased; "the film jumped back and
          forth from the pursuer to the pursued" [syn: chased]