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Suitor

A company that makes an offer to buy another company. The term has a positive connotation and may therefore refer especially to a friendly takeover attempt. See also: White Knight, Acquiring firm.

suitor

A company that offers to purchase another firm.
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That is a neat, plain suit; the materials are good, and it's not unbecoming, if you want her to look like a little school-girl; but it has not a particle of style, and no one would ever give it a second glance," said Mrs.
Van Tassel has been to Madame Stone, and is wearing a full suit of this sort.
My freedom suit is ordered, and you may see me playing tag with Rose and the boys before long," answered Mrs.
Rose spoke gently but decidedly, though there was a look of regret when her eye fell on the other suit which Phebe had brought in; and it was very natural to like to look as other girls did.
These two suits of flannel, each in one piece from head to foot, with a skirt or so hung on this easily-fitting waist, will keep the child warm without burdening her with belts, and gathers, and buckles, and bunches round the waist, and leave free the muscles that need plenty of room to work in.
"I don't ask that, Rose, but I wish you'd weigh and compare the two suits, and then choose which seems best.
The Emperor was accordingly undressed, and the rogues pretended to array him in his new suit; the Emperor turning round, from side to side, before the looking glass.
"Do my new clothes fit well?" asked he, turning himself round again before the looking glass, in order that he might appear to be examining his handsome suit.
Certainly, none of the Emperor's various suits, had ever made so great an impression, as these invisible ones.
'The snuff-coloured suit,' said Arthur Gride, surveying a threadbare coat.
'The bottle-green,' said old Arthur; 'the bottle-green was a famous suit to wear, and I bought it very cheap at a pawnbroker's, and there was--he, he, he!--a tarnished shilling in the waistcoat pocket.
Be Free Zone (BFZ), a socially-conscious brand for children that provides an alternative to gender-stereotyped products, has developed a new concept in girls' apparel with the launch of a campaign to introduce an exciting and unique collection of suits called, SUIT HER.