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suitor

Law a person who brings a suit in a court of law; plaintiff
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But one of the good qualities which old Mr Fox had possessed, was always lacking, and the cat had continually to send the suitors away.
The very solicitors' boys who have kept the wretched suitors at bay, by protesting time out of mind that Mr.
This lady was so lovely and so rich that her fame had spread over all the world till "the four winds blow in from every coast renowned suitors." Bassanio would be among these suitors, but alas he has no money, not even enough to pay for the journey to Belmont where the lovely lady lived.
This trial of all suitors had been ordered by Portia's father ere he died, so that only a worthy and true man might win his daughter.
The suitors bit their lips as they heard him, and marvelled at the boldness of his speech.
Then Telemachus spoke, "Shameless," he cried, "and insolent suitors, let us feast at our pleasure now, and let there be no brawling, for it is a rare thing to hear a man with such a divine voice as Phemius has; but in the morning meet me in full assembly that I may give you formal notice to depart, and feast at one another's houses, turn and turn about, at your own cost.
But the suitors were clamorous throughout the covered cloisters {11}, and prayed each one that he might be her bed fellow.
Sing the suitors some one of these, and let them drink their wine in silence, but cease this sad tale, for it breaks my sorrowful heart, and reminds me of my lost husband whom I mourn ever without ceasing, and whose name was great over all Hellas and middle Argos." {9}
When she reached the suitors she stood by one of the bearing posts that supported the roof of the cloisters {8} with a staid maiden on either side of her.
He felt the change, wondered at it, and knew that the stranger had been a god, so he went straight to where the suitors were sitting.
It rests with heaven to determine whether he is to return, and take his revenge in his own house or no; I would, however, urge you to set about trying to get rid of these suitors at once.
All the country people were standing round the King's throne, and were crowded together in thick masses almost out of the windows to see the Princess receive the suitors; and as each one came into the room all his fine phrases went out like a candle!