Sue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sue institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against "He was warned that the district attorney would process him","She actioned the company for discrimination"
    • n Sue French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sue (Naut) To be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship.
    • Sue (Falconry) To clean, as the beak; -- said of a hawk.
    • Sue To follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win; to woo. "For yet there was no man that haddle him sued .""I was beloved of many a gentle knight,
      And sued and sought with all the service due."
      "Sue me, and woo me, and flatter me."
    • Sue (Naut) To leave high and dry on shore; as, to sue a ship.
    • Sue (Law) To proceed with, as an action, and follow it up to its proper termination; to gain by legal process.
    • Sue (Law) To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for something) in law; as, to sue for damages.
    • Sue To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead. "By adverse destiny constrained to sue For counsel and redress, he sues to you.""Cæsar came to Rome to sue for the double honor of a triumph and the consulship.""The Indians were defeated and sued for peace."
    • Sue (Law) To seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially.
    • Sue To woo; to pay addresses as a lover.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sue To follow; follow after; pursue; chase; follow in attendance; attend.
    • sue To follow up; follow out; continue.
    • sue To follow with entreaty; seek to persuade; entreat.
    • sue To seek after; try to win; seek the favor of; seek in marriage; woo.
    • sue To seek justice or right from by legal process; institute process in law against; prosecute in a civil action for the recovery of a real or supposed right: as, to sue one for debt; to sue one for damages in trespass.
    • sue To follow; come after, either as a consequence or in pursuit.
    • sue To make entreaty; entreat; petition; plead: usually with for.
    • sue To pay court, or pay one's addresses as a suitor or lover; play the lover; woo, or be a wooer.
    • sue To prosecute; make legal claim; seek for something in law: as, to sue for damages.
    • sue To issue; flow.
    • sue An old spelling of sew, sew, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Sue to prosecute at law: to seek after, to try to win
    • v.i Sue to make legal claim: to make application: to entreat: to demand (with for)
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “We were not born to sue, but to command.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. suen, sewen, siwen, OF. sivre,pres.ind. 3d sing. il siut, suit, he follows, nous sevons, we follow), LL. sequere, for L. sequi, secutus,; akin to Gr. , Skr. sac, to accompany, and probably to E. see, v.t. See See (v. t.), and cf. Consequence Ensue Execute Obsequious Pursue Second Sect in religion, Sequence Suit

Usage

In literature:

At the fish dock Bunny and Sue saw a tall, good-natured, red-haired boy coming out of their father's office.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
Charlie, Sue, and Helen looked up.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
He could sue me on it, and any court would give him a judgment against me, so he could collect.
"The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound" by Laura Lee Hope
If I'd seen ye before ye did this fer Liz an' Sue, I'd a plugged ye shore.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers" by Jessie Graham Flower
If, therefore, one of the parties should refuse to fulfil it the other could sue him in a court of law.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
Then, "I'm going to miss you, Sue-sister," he said.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
When maidens sue, and kneel, and weep, men give like gods.
"Tales from Shakespeare" by Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
I sue to thee for grace: With arms to conquer armless men is base.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
I am afraid Bangs will, sooner or later, wipe me out, and do it in such a way that I cannot sue him to advantage.
"Randy of the River" by Horatio Alger Jr.
I must die, or sue for pardon.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844" by Various
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In poetry:

Unto her in humble wyse
She sayde she came to sue
For that these to lyuyng thynges
Myghte be transformde a newe;
"The Faire Amarillis" by Edward Dyer
I knew not 'twas so dire a crime
To say the word, "Adieu;"
But this shall be the only time
My lips or heart shall sue.
"Last Words" by Emily Jane Bronte
Go! poor man; on the butler fawn,
The lacquey's favour sue,
That yours may be, by charity,
What God made yours by due.
"The Walk Home From Beldagon" by Ernest Jones
Treads thy weekly round the wise;
Comes the workman to thee,
Free as gent's or lords who rise
From gilded page to sue thee.
"A Parody On "The Wayside Well"" by Janet Hamilton
With her kisses cold did she woo me,
But I dimmed my heart's wild beat;
With the stars of her eyes did she sue me,
But their passion did mine defeat.
"The Mermaid" by Madison Julius Cawein
Said Sue to her suitor:
"You'll get a new suit, or
I'll sue for a suitor to suit."
"Why Sue," said her suitor
Who tried hard to suit her,
"Your suitor is suited to suit."
"A Hand-Me-Down" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In news:

Groups Sue to Stop Canola Farming in Willamette Valley August 15, 2012 By Rachael McDonald.
Missy Elliott Sues Lamborghini Dealership.
Applicant threatens to sue, calls decision 'a setup'.
Texas woman sues Wal-Mart for ripping up her $100 bills.
Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham, former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove and "The Secret Life of Bees" author Sue Monk Kidd will headline the 2010 Celebration of Books, Sept 24-25 on the campus of Oklahoma State University-Tulsa.
This edition of Making the Case features Sue Cavey .
ACLU Sues Missouri School System for Censoring Gay Advocacy Websites.
Yankee Stadium servers sue over tips.
John Dowlin - of sandbagging their attempts to sue the Cincinnati Bengals and the National Football League Wednesday.
Nov 1, 1999 Sue Hatch MEETINGSNET.
State sues chem company for PCBs under Red Hook Park.
Buckeye Recyclers Takes On CHEP Ohio recycler sues CHEP over pallet ownership, other issues.
Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Oct 31, 2011 at 11:22 am.
Char's Chopsticks: Peggy Sue's in Maui.
One of my favorite Maui restaurants in Kihei is Peggy Sue's, a '50s-style diner.
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In science:

In order to check the SUE performance and their reliability we have run a simulation on the critical point of the Ising model.
A Dedicated Computer for Ising-like Spin Glass Models
The exact (analytical) solution of this model is known and so obtaining the correct value is a very good test for the SUE’s global functionality.
A Dedicated Computer for Ising-like Spin Glass Models
We start with a brief overview, focusing on is sues that arise for heavy quarks, those with mass mQ ≫ Λ.
New lattice action for heavy quarks
In his talk, Benjamin Whale reported on joint work with Sue Scott, where the a-boundary and the a-boundary singularity theorem are applied to analyze the physical properties of singularities.
Report on GRG18, Session A3, Mathematical Studies of the Field Equations
In questa relazione dobbiamo esprimere n nelle sue part i reale ed immaginaria n=μ-i·χ per ident ificare μ e χ dalla relazione precedente.
Ionospheric HF radio propagation in problems and computer assignments
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