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pursuer

[per-soo-er] /pərˈsu ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that pursues.
2.
Scots Law, Ecclesiastical Law. a plaintiff or complainant.
Origin of pursuer
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at pursue, -er1
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  • It was equally vain,––his pursuer did not falter for an instant.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare Alexander Scott Withers
  • By his dress he knew that he was his pursuer and Spurling's slayer.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson
  • Phineas did not wait, but even so his pursuer caught him before he reached the gate.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He 41 kept on, half-turned in the saddle, watching his pursuer keenly.

    The Coyote James Roberts
  • Her pursuer was no other than her self-constituted lover, Don Gregorio.

    An Old Sailor's Yarns Nathaniel Ames
  • The girl narrowly succeeded in eluding the grasp of her pursuer.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • He called out to her, but she was too busy outdistancing her pursuer.

    Dream Town Henry Slesar
  • To what end, since he knew well before he started that he had a pursuer from whom there was no escape.

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
  • Our pursuer, overtaken by a sort of murky whirlwind, disappeared from our sight.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
Word Origin and History for pursuer
n.

late 14c., agent noun from pursue.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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