Richard Ben Cramer explores the abduction of Olympic athlete Kari Swenson and the indefatigable sheriff who hunted her abductor.
Van der Sloot may have gone from being the hunter to becoming the hunted.
“I grew up in a family that hunted and fished,” said Jeff from Minnesota.
Middle-class Congolese like himself, called “évolué,” or “evolved,” were hunted down for having ties with the Europeans.
It was—far be it from me to say that I felt like Samantha Geimer [the victim] felt, hunted by the media, but I got a taste of it.
But I hunted everywhere for you and then got a horse and rode out home.
The words were like the dreaded tap on the shoulder of the hunted criminal.
That he was hunted to suicide, I could, if necessary, establish by indisputable testimony.
Then the door closed, and Dozier turned slowly to face his hunted man.
I hunted up the tree and got some scions from it and distributed them.
Old English huntian "chase game," related to hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *huntojan (cf. Gothic hinþan "to seize, capture," Old High German hunda "booty"), from PIE *kend-.
General sense of "search diligently" (for anything) is first recorded c.1200. Related: Hunted; hunting. Happy hunting-grounds "Native American afterlife paradise" is from "Last of the Mohicans" (1826).
early 12c., from hunt (v.). Meaning "body of persons associated for the purpose of hunting with a pack of hounds" is first recorded 1570s.