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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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  • At length the dim outline of their pursuer alone could be seen against the sky.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • It was equally vain,––his pursuer did not falter for an instant.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare Alexander Scott Withers
  • It was Carmena, every nerve of her loyal nature on the alert to baffle this pursuer of Alessandro and Ramona.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • By his dress he knew that he was his pursuer and Spurling's slayer.

    Murder Point Coningsby Dawson
  • Yet unless her pursuer were a dog, which seemed entirely unlikely, it was certainly one of these two.

    The Voice of the Pack Edison Marshall
  • Phineas did not wait, but even so his pursuer caught him before he reached the gate.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The girl narrowly succeeded in eluding the grasp of her pursuer.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • He 41 kept on, half-turned in the saddle, watching his pursuer keenly.

    The Coyote James Roberts
  • Immediately, though, an old Indian device for deceiving a pursuer occurred to him.

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    Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
Word Origin and History for pursuer

late 14c., agent noun from pursue.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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