Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who pursues or follows; one who chases; one who follows in haste with a view to overtake.
- n. One who follows vindictively or with enmity; a persecutor.
- n. In Scots law, the plaintiff; the party who institutes and insists in an ordinary action.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who pursues or chases; one who follows in haste, with a view to overtake.
- n. (Eccl. & Scots Law) A plaintiff; a prosecutor.
- n. a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture
- n. a person who pursues some plan or goal
- to pursue + -er (Wiktionary)
“In such a case, the only women who will interfere and warn the intended victim will be his own relatives – a mother or a sister; others, while under no delusions as to the interested nature of the motives by which the pursuer is actuated, will hold their tongues, and even go so far as to offer facilities for the chase.”
“The Bills 'all-time leader with 171 sacks, Smith's closest pursuer is current DE Aaron”
“L. T.'s closest pursuer is Minnesota rookie Adrian Peterson, who has 1,305 yards after being held to just 27 yards on nine carries in a loss to Washington on Sunday night.”
“Their nearest pursuer is Cincinnati, eight games back.”
“The passengers must have seen the gun, but his pursuer was a professional.”
“As long as is does not infringe on another, this pursuit of happiness as determined by the pursuer is the grail we have long lauded as our beacon.”
“He said that if one had a clue this was the worst way; but if one had no clue at all it was the best, because there was just the chance that any oddity that caught the eye of the pursuer might be the same that had caught the eye of the pursued.”
“The pursuer is the more rapid, however, and gains upon her, and his panting breath blows upon her hair.”
“But since her pursuer was the Lord Rahl himself, it was also possible that the killers were, by some dark and mysterious means, moment by moment, closing in on her.”
“He whistled under his breath at the discovery: if the pursuer was a”
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