01. An innocent bystander was killed by a car being [pursued] by the police in downtown Boston today.
02. His wife is [pursuing] a psychology degree at university.
03. Celebrities are constantly [pursued] by the media, and find it almost impossible to go out in public.
04. Princess Diana died in a car crash while being [pursued] by paparazzi through a tunnel in France.
05. New Zealand has chosen to [pursue] a policy of non-intervention in the conflict.
06. He has travelled the country in [pursuit] of a job in film-making.
07. The soldiers ran down the street in [pursuit] of the enemy.
08. Mortimer Adler once said that not to engage in the [pursuit] of ideas is to live like ants instead of men.
09. Walt Disney once said that all our dreams can come true if we have the courage to [pursue] them.
10. There is a Hasidic proverb which states that while we [pursue] happiness, we flee from contentment.
11. The killer whale, or orca, can reach speeds up to 30 miles per hour in the [pursuit] of prey.
12. From the ancient Greeks we have inherited the notion of education as worth [pursuing] for its own sake.
13. The human rights organization Amnesty International warns that in many countries, development is being [pursued] at the expense of human rights.
14. After independence, Tanzania [pursued] a policy of socialism.
15. In the upper class of Venezuelan society, few women [pursue] careers, and most have household servants.
16. French explorers went to Senegal in 1570 in [pursuit] of riches.
17. In March of 1916, President Woodrow Wilson sent 12,000 soldiers over the border to Mexico in a failed mission to [pursue] the bandit Pancho Villa.
18. Thomas Aquinas once said that of all the [pursuits] open to men, the search for wisdom is most perfect, more sublime, more profitable, and more full of joy.
19. Research into nearly every culture in the world seems to indicate that men are more likely than women to [pursue] short-term sexual strategies.
20. Psychologists believe the fact that many men [pursue] multiple sexual partners may be due to their desire to increase the likelihood of successful reproduction.
21. If she [pursues] a career in administration, I'm sure she will do well because she's a very organized person, and she gets along well with others.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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