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The war has deepened tribal enmity.
  hatred between enemies
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"Enmity" is used in place of synonyms like hatred to indicate a feeling that runs deeper and is typically long in the making.
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  • The war has deepened tribal enmity.
  • She harbors no enmity towards her ex-husband.
  • the sort of man who inspired either ardent loyalty or deep enmity
  • As to the origin of the enmity of this particular clan towards the neighbouring tribes, I cannot so confidently speak.
    Melville, Herman  --  Typee

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  • The enmity between Harry and Malfoy was at its highest point ever.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • lesser enmities may give way to greater
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • And what have we done to earn your enmity?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • Gloster, we have done deeds of charity;
    Made peace of enmity, fair love of hate,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • He trotted through the sand, enduring the sun’s enmity, crossed the platform and found his scattered clothes.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • ...remember always your duty of enmity towards Man and all his ways.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm

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  • I am proof against their enmity.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • It was all cold trickery, it was all calculated, it was all enmity.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Lord Voldemorts gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • fear no enmity
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • The Elvenking was very powerful in those parts and the Master wished for no enmity with him,
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Holds such an enmity with blood of man
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • For the moment there was no whispering or movement among the branches; but they all got an uncomfortable feeling that they were being watched with disapproval, deepening to dislike and even enmity.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Here then the immemorial enmities of hill-tribe and plainsman were established;
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • a mechanical chaos of casual, brute enmity on which we stupidly impose our hopes and fears.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • Avoiding her gaze, he clapped cheering Ron on the back instead as, all enmity forgotten, the Gryffindor team left the pitch arm in arm, punching the air and waving to their supporters.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Ill deeds have been done here; but let now all enmity that lies between you be put away, for it was contrived by the Enemy and works his will.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • The enmity and discord which of late
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • You imagine enmity which doesn’t exist.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • In him the man and the wolf did not go the same way together, but were in continual and deadly enmity.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • There was now no doubt about my uncle’s enmity; there was no doubt I carried my life in my hand, and he would leave no stone unturned that he might compass my destruction.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • And, as the years went on, they and others would protect him from the enmities and rules of academia.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • On the way back to the boat they passed three young Indians, loud spoken, ill-kempt and slovenly, and he felt the boys stiffen with enmity.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • Sir, he may live: I saw him beat the surges under him,
    And ride upon their backs: he trod the water,
    Whose enmity he flung aside, and breasted
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • For we have compelled every land and every sea to open a path for our valor, and have everywhere planted eternal memorials of our friendship and of our enmity.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • Nevertheless, all our smoldering enmity was renewed in those few minutes.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • And yet it seemed everything fell away whenever Captain Ono addressed me, all my carefully built-up perception of things, and in the sorry depletion I could feel the searing, rising surges of what must be pure enmity.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • This provided enough comic relief to enable me to change the subject, but that day I saw the seed of an enmity so profound that I did not realize the nature and magnitude of the beast until it was almost too late.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Bitter enmity and a desire for revenge became the consuming passion of many Confederate soldiers—motives that, like defense of home and hearth, operated much more powerfully for them than for Union soldiers.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • I want to emphasize that we would have expressed our enmity toward Jews even if our family had not suffered a terrible calamity.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • We clasped hands reflexively, enmities buried in fear.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • ) But though my dad disliked Dorothy enough, his chief enmity was for Grandpa Decker: a tall, fat, frightening-looking man with ruddy cheeks and black hair (dyed, I think) who wore lots of waistcoats and loud plaids, and believed in belt beatings for children.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • All this enmity and passion had Pearl inherited, by inalienable right, out of Hester’s heart.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Fly to a brother’s aid whoever he may be, exhort him who goeth astray, raise him that falleth, never bear malice or enmity toward thy brother.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He told himself that it was the enmity of man, and not the vengeance of heaven, that had thus plunged him into the deepest misery.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The eyes looked even harder in death, the loathing and enmity rising to the surface.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I see you to tell you that everything separates us—the depths of the sea, the enmity of kingdoms, the sanctity of vows.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Maybe it was a question of chemistry, but the foundation had been laid there for a lifelong enmity.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Nately reacted on sight with bristling enmity to this wicked, depraved and unpatriotic old man who was old enough to remind him of his father and who made disparaging jokes about America.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He took no part in the conversation for a long while, but listened, with an air of calm enmity, while his friends discussed the Jesuits.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Perhaps they sensed his wild-wood breed, and instinctively felt for him the enmity that the domestic dog feels for the wolf.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • There has long been enmity between dwarves and dragons-before the elves came and made peace, dragons made a regular habit of eating the dwarves’ flocks and stealing their gold-and the dwarves are slow to forget past wrongs.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • As long as enmity continues between Atreides and Harkonnen we cannot be too careful.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Neither of the others answered; all three of them knew that Snape and Harry’s mutual enmity had been absolute from the moment Harry had set foot in Hogwarts.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Two little spotless flags were abroad, the one on a salient angle of the fort, and the other on the advanced battery of the besiegers; emblems of the truth which existed, not only to the acts, but it would seem, also, to the enmity of the combatants.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • But it was an enmity controlled from above—by nobles who were not sincerely anxious for each other’s blood.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
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