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The Count of Monte Cristo
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adversary
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • I have only two adversaries—I will not say two conquerors, for with perseverance I subdue even them,—they are time and distance.
  • Villefort’s astonishment redoubled at this second thrust so forcibly made by his strange adversary.
  • Calm and resolute, he treated any peril as he would an adversary in a duel,—calculated its probable method of approach; retreated, if at all, as a point of strategy and not from cowardice; was quick to see an opening for attack, and won victory at a single thrust.
  • Sire, go, leave France to its real master, to him who acquired it, not by purchase, but by right of conquest; go, sire, not that you incur any risk, for your adversary is powerful enough to show you mercy, but because it would be humiliating for a grandson of Saint Louis to owe his life to the man of Arcola, Marengo, Austerlitz.’
  • The lantern was placed on the ground, the two adversaries took their stations, and the duel began.
  • The witnesses thought he was dead, but his adversary, who knew he had not struck him, offered him the assistance of his hand to rise.
  • The circumstance irritated instead of calming the general, and he rushed on his adversary.
  • Then, as he rolled on the ground, his adversary seized him by the hair, and struck him a third blow in the chest.
  • Eugenie bowed, not as a submissive daughter, but as an adversary prepared for a discussion.
  • "Or kill yourself!" said Eugenie (in a tone which a Vestal in the amphitheatre would have used, when urging the victorious gladiator to finish his vanquished adversary).
  • Come, if so you will, count, and continue this conversation at my house, any day you may be willing to see an adversary capable of understanding and anxious to refute you, and I will show you my father, M. Noirtier de Villefort, one of the most fiery Jacobins of the French Revolution; that is to say, he had the most remarkable audacity, seconded by a most powerful organization—a man who has not, perhaps, like yourself seen all the kingdoms of the earth, but who has helped to overturnů

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  • Then, again, our military training is in many respects superior to that of our adversaries.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • Finally, it was rumored, there would be complete information-sharing among all of these previously disconnected and even adversarial entities, and when they were coordinated, and once all the health data they’d collected was shared, most of this made possible through the Circle and more important, TruYou, viruses could be stopped at their sources, diseases would be tracked to their roots.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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