in pursuit of

idiom

: in order to achieve (something)
He would do anything in pursuit of wealth and fame.

Examples of in pursuit of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Streaming Squid Game: The Challenge (Netflix): In this 10-episode series (rolling out weekly), 456 real players will enter the competition show in pursuit of a life-changing reward of USD $4.56 million. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 19 Nov. 2023 The decades-old organization represents top business leaders, academics, and former government officials in pursuit of a core mission: fostering closer ties and mutual understanding between Beijing and Washington — often by giving a platform to Chinese leaders, including Xi Jinping. Jimmy Quinn, National Review, 10 Nov. 2023 All those thousands of miles behind the wheel of his car in pursuit of his vision showed Strachwitz an America nobody else saw. Joel Selvin, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Nov. 2023 This designation is based on the methods Hamas employs in pursuit of its goals. Foreign Affairs, 27 Oct. 2023 For years, young graduates have streamed into China’s big cities in pursuit of wealth and stimulation, but, in August, state media reported that almost half of new graduates were returning to their home towns within six months, unable to afford the cost of living. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2023 The visit triggered intense speculation that Kim was in pursuit of sophisticated Russian technologies to modernize North Korea's own nuclear arsenal and ballistic capabilities, in return for supplying conventional arms to refill Russia’s exhausted weapons inventory. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 19 Oct. 2023 All of you have lined up together, in pursuit of what has been described as the best pizza in Rome, the best salumeria, the best pasta. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 29 Oct. 2023 Hundreds of individuals breach Makhachkala Airport in Russia, allegedly in pursuit of passengers who arrived on a flight from Israel. Jenny Goldsberry, Washington Examiner, 29 Oct. 2023 See More

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“In pursuit of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20pursuit%20of. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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