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pursuer

[ per-soo-er ]

noun

  1. a person or thing that pursues.
  2. Scots Law, Ecclesiastical Law. a plaintiff or complainant.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pursuer1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; pursue + -er 1

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Example Sentences

When chased, he retreated, turning around only after something was thrown at him, and then again when one of his pursuers fired off his own gun.

Nematocampa resistaria sports four odd tentacles that fill with fluid, swelling large enough to send pursuers running.

A local posse chased Posey, a leader of his tribe, through what is now part of the Bears Ears National Monument, but he took a hidden trail to lose his pursuers.

The English veteran has gotten red-hot in the first round and after yet another birdie at 17, was at 7-under with a four-shot lead over his closest pursuer.

As Michael pursues his pursuers, moving steadily from one hazard to the next, scenes and images from years before continue to surface, creating a cumulative portrait of a powerfully twisted relationship that would have lethal consequences.

As Ian Thomson describes in the TLS this week, the cars drew level, and Mussolini pulled over to confront his pursuer.

Nearing her 60th birthday, the philosopher/novelist from Boston remains a relentless pursuer of literary life on the precipice.

It was Carmena, every nerve of her loyal nature on the alert to baffle this pursuer of Alessandro and Ramona.

Tom thought he felt the hot breath of his pursuer on his neck as he doubled actively round the corner.

A bull-fight is fearful enough, but it cannot compare with the struggle between a maddened buffalo and his pursuer.

The Esperanza tore onward, lunging violently, and shaking as though she dreaded the grip of some savage pursuer.

Several times it was thought she was sighted by some pursuer, but it always turned out to be some other craft.

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