In other words, Mr. Dimmesdale, whose sensibility of nerve often produced the effect of spiritual intuition, would become vaguely aware that something inimical to his peace had thrust itself into relation with him.
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The victim was a teacher named Kadow, head of a liberal political faction which the Nazis considered inimical to their interests.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
Inefficient nations were always conquered sooner or later, and the struggle for efficiency was inimical to illusions.