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Is the Usage of Pursuit in this Context Right:

I've done everything I could in pursuit of her.

What I mean is I've tried everything I could to find her on the internet.

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  • The use of the noun is grammatical, but pursuit might be interpreted as a less than welcome search for the person. I encourage you to read in an English language dictionary, the meanings of the verb to pursue. Note that this does not mean using Google "translate" to render the verb in English from your native language. Jul 2, 2017 at 4:39
  • " pursuit might be interpreted as a less than welcome search for the person. " Could you elaborate?
    – Hoy Hoy
    Jul 2, 2017 at 5:22
  • I checked a dictionary and this came up: "the act of following or searching for someone or something, in order to catch or attack the person or thing:" and the example sentence was this: "The two children ran through the field in pursuit of their puppy." which seems like mine
    – Hoy Hoy
    Jul 2, 2017 at 5:24
  • So: do you want to "catch" or "attack" this person? Jul 2, 2017 at 5:25
  • Never mind, I get it now. What if i were to say this: "I've done everything I could in pursuit of finding her but it was all in vain." is it right?
    – Hoy Hoy
    Jul 2, 2017 at 5:26

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Not really.

pursuit

means to chase, but usually on the internet you search for or lookup someone. So I assume you were not chasing her on the internet.

Usually the only kind of pursuit on the internet would be to chase after a rogue process (malware) or person (hacker) as they start taking over servers.

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  • I get it now so if I say I've searched all over town in pursuit of my daughter that would imply that she left the house and doesn't wanna be found or want to come back again could be because of abuse or privacy invasion or so right?
    – Hoy Hoy
    Jul 2, 2017 at 6:03

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