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[per-soo-er] /pərˈsu ər/
a person or thing that pursues.
Scots Law, Ecclesiastical Law. a plaintiff or complainant.
Origin of pursuer
1350-1400; Middle English; see pursue, -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • At length the dim outline of their pursuer alone could be seen against the sky.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • The cadet soon guessed the nature of the pursuer from the way she behaved.

    A Prisoner of Morro Upton Sinclair
  • It was Carmena, every nerve of her loyal nature on the alert to baffle this pursuer of Alessandro and Ramona.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Having thus overcome their pursuer, they returned to the lodge.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Yet unless her pursuer were a dog, which seemed entirely unlikely, it was certainly one of these two.

    The Voice of the Pack Edison Marshall
  • A moment of this endeavor only showed me that my pursuer was gaining.

    The Blue Wall Richard Washburn Child
  • The girl narrowly succeeded in eluding the grasp of her pursuer.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • This caused its pursuer to descend to the ground again with all speed.

  • Immediately, though, an old Indian device for deceiving a pursuer occurred to him.

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    Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
Word Origin and History for pursuer

late 14c., agent noun from pursue.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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