Definitions of sue

  1. French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life ( 1804- 1857)
  2. A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest; the doing of something; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; the effect of power exerted on one body by another; agency; activity; operation; as, the action of heat; a man of action.
  3. To follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win; to woo.
  4. To seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially.
  5. To proceed with, as an action, and follow it up to its proper termination; to gain by legal process.
  6. To clean, as the beak; -- said of a hawk.
  7. To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.
  8. To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek ( for something) in law; as, to sue for damages.
  9. To woo; to pay addresses as a lover.
  10. To be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship.
  11. To seek after; to endeavor to win; to seek justice or right from, at law.
  12. To entreat, beg, or petition: with for; as, to sue for peace; pay court; as, to sue for her hand; to begin a lawsuit; as, to sue for damages.
  13. To prosecute at law.
  14. To make legal claim: to make application: to entreat: to demand.
  15. To demand; entreat; enter suit.
  16. To entreat; beg.
  17. To seek justice or right by legal process; to gain by legal process.
  18. To prosecute; to seek for in law; to seek by request; to petition; to demand; to make suit. To sue out, to petition for and take out.
  19. To seek justice or right by legal process; to seek for in law; to petition; to entreat; to apply for.

Usage examples for sue

  1. I'm just as glad to have you, Sue, and we'd better see a great deal of each other, just as we have since Betty left. – Betty Lee, Freshman by Harriet Pyne Grove
  2. She was not at all like Sue. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  3. Even if he couldn't do that, he could sue you, Mother, and make no end of trouble. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  4. " You can reassure Adeline," said Sue. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  5. Don't you love me, Sue? – Susanna and Sue by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  6. Leaving Bunny and Sue under the tree he had showed them, where they might pick their own peaches, Grandpa Brown walked on a little farther, looking for a place where he might fill his basket. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
  7. " Of course," agreed Auntie Sue. – The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright
  8. Inspired by such motives men often sue for fifty thousand dollars for damages done to a fifty- cent reputation. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  9. Besides, Sue told me about you. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  10. Come now, Sue, and help me dress. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  11. Do you sue for pity- you? – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  12. A man not made to sue to less than gods! – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  13. " Miss Mattie Sue didn'," she said. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  14. It does no good to sue a man for a doctor bill except in extreme cases. – How to Collect a Doctor Bill by Frank P. Davis
  15. And when she got up to go, Sue, I saw the man. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  16. I'll sue him and make him. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  17. He smiled, and said they would soon find that he was not the guilty party; and moreover, that the Express Company would find that it would cost them a good deal before they got through with him, as, after his acquittal, he would certainly sue them for heavy damages. – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  18. Sue, who broke the window? – The Heart's Kingdom by Maria Thompson Daviess
  19. The proprietors have been deprived of their power to sue for rents, consequently a family requires but little ready money to rub on from hand to mouth. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  20. Yes, Sue; I've passed my word. – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe