Origin of suitor
Examples from the Web for suitor
I find both “admirer” and “suitor” to be presumptuous and one-sided.
When Cato still refused, the suitor then asked Cato for Cato's own wife.
Soni and Goodman attribute the complicated story to the shared Stoic philosophy of Cato and the suitor.
It was only from her suitor that I heard at last of her distress.Her Mother's Secret|Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Poverty-stricken and dishonoured, Margaret Basset's son might not be so successful a suitor as the heir of Trevethlan.Trevethlan: (Vol 2 of 3)|William Davy Watson
She made no reply, for the situation seemed as complex to her as to her suitor.Pocket Island|Charles Clark Munn
Before the catastrophe, however, he was so repulsively ugly that no lady had ever been willing to receive him as a suitor.The Hated Son|Honore de Balzac
He had forfeited the right of appearing before Zeus as a suitor; for indeed he was no longer such as he had been only yesterday.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete|Georg Ebers
Word Origin for suitor
late 14c., "follower, disciple," from Anglo-French seutor or directly from Late Latin secutor, from past participle stem of sequi "to follow" (see suit (n.)). Meaning "one who seeks (a woman) in marriage" is from 1580s.