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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.
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.
In the meantime I will go to Ithaca, to put heart into Ulysses' son Telemachus; I will embolden him to call the Achaeans in assembly, and speak out to the suitors of his mother Penelope, who persist in eating up any number of his sheep and oxen; I will also conduct him to Sparta and to Pylos, to see if he can hear anything about the return of his dear father--for this will make people speak well of him.
There she found the lordly suitors seated on hides of the oxen which they had killed and eaten, and playing draughts in front of the house.
He was sitting moodily among the suitors thinking about his brave father, and how he would send them flying out of the house, if he were to come to his own again and be honoured as in days gone by.
There was a footstool also for her feet,{2} and he set another seat near her for himself, away from the suitors, that she might not be annoyed while eating by their noise and insolence, and that he might ask her more freely about his father.
Then the suitors came in and took their places on the benches and seats.
If Ulysses is the man he then was these suitors will have a short shrift and a sorry wedding.
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.
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.