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Due vs. Sue

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Dueadjective

Owed or owing.

‘He is due four weeks of back pay.’; ‘The amount due is just three quid.’; ‘The due bills total nearly seven thousand dollars.’; ‘He can wait for the amount due him.’;

Sueverb

(transitive) To file a legal action against someone, generally a non-criminal action.

Dueadjective

Appropriate.

‘With all due respect, you're wrong about that.’;

Sueverb

(ambitransitive) To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.

Dueadjective

Scheduled; expected.

‘Rain is due this afternoon.’; ‘The train is due in five minutes.’; ‘When is your baby due?’;

Sueverb

To clean (the beak, etc.).

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Dueadjective

Having reached the expected, scheduled, or natural time.

‘The baby is just about due.’;

Sueverb

To leave high and dry on shore.

‘to sue a ship’;

Dueadjective

Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.

‘The dangerously low water table is due to rapidly growing pumping.’;

Sueverb

To court.

Dueadjective

On a direct bearing, especially for the four points of the compass

‘The town is 5 miles due North of the bridge.’;

Sueverb

To follow.

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Dueadverb

(used with compass directions) Directly; exactly.

‘The river runs due north for about a mile.’;

Sueverb

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.’;

Duenoun

Deserved acknowledgment.

‘Give him his due — he is a good actor.’;

Sueverb

To seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially.

Duenoun

(in plural dues) A membership fee.

Sueverb

To clean, as the beak; - said of a hawk.

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Duenoun

That which is owed; debt; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done, duty.

Sueverb

To leave high and dry on shore; as, to sue a ship.

Duenoun

Right; just title or claim.

Sueverb

To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.

‘By adverse destiny constrained to sueFor 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.’;

Dueadjective

Owed, as a debt; that ought to be paid or done to or for another; payable; owing and demandable.

Sueverb

To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for something) in law; as, to sue for damages.

Dueadjective

Justly claimed as a right or property; proper; suitable; becoming; appropriate; fit.

‘Her obedience, which is due to me.’; ‘With dirges due, in sad array,Slow through the churchway path we saw him borne.’;

Sueverb

To woo; to pay addresses as a lover.

Dueadjective

Such as (a thing) ought to be; fulfilling obligation; proper; lawful; regular; appointed; sufficient; exact; as, due process of law; due service; in due time.

Sueverb

To be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship.

Dueadjective

Appointed or required to arrive at a given time; as, the steamer was due yesterday.

Suenoun

French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)

Dueadjective

Owing; ascribable, as to a cause.

‘This effect is due to the attraction of the sun.’;

Sueverb

institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against;

‘He was warned that the district attorney would process him’; ‘She actioned the company for discrimination’;

Dueadverb

Directly; exactly; as, a due east course.

Duenoun

That which is owed; debt; that which one contracts to pay, or do, to or for another; that which belongs or may be claimed as a right; whatever custom, law, or morality requires to be done; a fee; a toll.

‘He will give the devil his due.’; ‘Yearly little dues of wheat, and wine, and oil.’;

Duenoun

Right; just title or claim.

‘The key of this infernal pit by due . . . I keep.’;

Dueverb

To endue.

Duenoun

that which is deserved or owed;

‘give the devil his due’;

Duenoun

a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership);

‘the society dropped him for non-payment of dues’;

Dueadjective

owed and payable immediately or on demand;

‘payment is due’;

Dueadjective

proper and appropriate; fitting;

‘richly deserved punishment’; ‘due esteem’;

Dueadjective

scheduled to arrive;

‘the train is due in 15 minutes’;

Dueadjective

suitable to or expected in the circumstances;

‘all due respect’; ‘due cause to honor them’; ‘a long due promotion’; ‘in due course’;

Dueadjective

reasonable in the circumstances;

‘gave my comments due consideration’; ‘exercising due care’;

Dueadverb

directly or exactly; straight;

‘went due North’;

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