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nemesis -- as in: she is my nemesis
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as in: she is my nemesis Define
an opponent or challenge that has long been hard to defeat
  • She finally defeated her nemesis in the finals her senior year.
  • Every superhero had an arch-nemesis.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Incandesto was forever being attacked by his arch-nemesis, the Darkness of 10,000 Hands.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • What if Ulysses’s arch-nemesis was William Spiver?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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  • She was standing at the door, smiling and waving good-bye to them as if she weren’t truly a murder-planning arch-nemesis.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Everything was coming into sharp and terrifying focus; the story was starting to make sense: Ulysses was a superhero (probably), and Phyllis Buckman was his arch-nemesis (definitely).
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • We tried to pretend the other didn’t exist even though the existence of our nemeses kept us both occupied for hours.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • "Do you know what an arch-nemesis is?" she whispered.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • They would figure out a way to outwit the arch-nemesis!
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • "Beware the arch-nemesis," said Flora.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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  • But he had been enlisted in the service of villainy—basically, he was in cahoots with an arch-nemesis.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • She knew how to outwit an arch-nemesis.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • THE ARCH-NEMESIS MUST BE FACED!
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • And the arch-nemesis, thought Flora, the arch-nemesis will be forever among us, too.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • And the arch-nemesis, thought Flora, the arch-nemesis will be forever among us, too.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Ulysses’s arch-nemesis is in that house right now "Do you remember the Darkness of 10,000 Hands?"
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • "He’s Incandesto’s arch-nemesis," said Flora.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • We have to face the arch-nemesis.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • What would he be doing in the kitchen with a known arch-nemesis?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • But William Spiver was sitting beside Ulysses’s arch-nemesis.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • "And you"— she wheeled and pointed at her mother—"are an arch-nemesis, a true villain."
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • IT WAS TIME FOR ULYSSES TO RESCUE HIS ARCH-NEMESIS!
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • There is the Nemesis of your slave philosophy.
    London, Jack  --  Martin Eden
  • The Nemesis of the delicate ones was creeping on apace.
    Wells, H.G.  --  The Time Machine
  • On a French liner it were an easy matter, Olga, permanently to settle this Nemesis of ours.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  The Return of Tarzan
  • And we see in it, I think, an admirable instance of the unexpected forms in which the great Nemesis hides herself.
    Eliot, George  --  Brother Jacob
  • No, certainly; I pity him in proportion to his struggles, for they foreshadow the inward suffering which is the worst form of Nemesis.
    Eliot, George  --  Adam Bede
  • And I pray Nemesis not to visit upon me the words which I am going to utter.
    Plato  --  The Republic
  • There is a Nemesis which overtakes generosity too, like all the other imprudences of men who dare to be lawless and proud .
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Chance
  • This is that ancient doctrine of Nemesis, who keeps watch in the universe and lets no offence go unchastised.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, First Series
  • Nemesis at last
    Collins, Wilkie  --  Law and the Lady
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as in: she is my nemesis Define
an opponent or challenge that has long been hard to defeat
as in: the goddess Define
Greek mythology: the goddess of divine vengeance and punishment -- especially against those with excessive pride
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