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Sue

[soo; French sy] /su; French sü/
noun
1.
Eugène [œ-zhen] /œˈʒɛn/ (Show IPA), (Marie Joseph Sue) 1804–57, French novelist.
2.
a female given name, form of Susan, Susanna, Susannah.
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British Dictionary definitions for e. sue

sue

/sjuː; suː/
verb sues, suing, sued
1.
to institute legal proceedings (against)
2.
to make suppliant requests of (someone for something)
3.
(archaic) to pay court (to)
Derived Forms
suer, noun
Word Origin
C13: via Anglo-Norman from Old French sivre, from Latin sequī to follow

Sue

/French sy/
noun
1.
Eugène (øʒɛn). original name Marie-Joseph Sue. 1804–57, French novelist, whose works, notably Les mystères de Paris (1842–43) and Le juif errant (1844–45), were among the first to reflect the impact of the industrial revolution on France
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Word Origin and History for e. sue
sue
c.1200, "continue, persevere," from Anglo-Fr. suer "follow after, continue," from O.Fr. sivre, later suivre "pursue, follow after," from V.L. *sequere "follow," from L. sequi "follow" (see sequel). Sense of "start a lawsuit against" first recorded c.1300, on notion of "following up" a matter in court. Sometimes aphetic for ensue or pursue.
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