eugene sue

Sue

[soo; French sy]
noun
1.
Eugène [œ-zhen] , (Marie Joseph Sue) 1804–57, French novelist.
2.
a female given name, form of Susan, Susanna, Susannah.
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sue (sjuː, suː)
 
vb , sues, suing, sued
1.  to institute legal proceedings (against)
2.  to make suppliant requests of (someone for something)
3.  archaic to pay court (to)
 
[C13: via Anglo-Norman from Old French sivre, from Latin sequī to follow]
 
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Sue (French sy)
 
n
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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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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