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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. 2015.
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  • No trouble identifying this one: a flying fish that was soaring away from a pursuer on long, winglike pectoral fins.
  • The hunger for wealth, which reduces the planet to a garden, fools the eager pursuer.
  • Dovekies being chased often perform a plunging escape maneuver in the air in order to evade its pursuer.
  • Patrol cars cannot properly pursue in soft sanded areas and often get stuck in the process, giving the pursuer the upper hand.
  • If chased, it displays an uncanny knack of keeping a bush between itself and its pursuer.
  • When cornered, it may thump its pursuer with a hind foot to stun it and then make a break for freedom.
  • Meanwhile the ram, sensing danger and perhaps seeing his pursuer twitching, quickly departed.
  • Day found the station by herself, but was shot and killed by her pursuer before she could enter the building.
  • Low success rates may mean a loss to the nation, because investigators will not pursuer their high-risk ideas.
  • Complainant's pursuer got into the elevator with her, and when the elevator reached bottom, started walking after her.
Word Origin and History for pursuer

late 14c., agent noun from pursue.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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