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Definition an opponent
  • She is his greatest adversary.
adversary = opponent
  • Their adversaries outsmarted them.
  • adversaries = opponents
  • Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we offer not a pledge but a request — that both sides begin anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You
  • adversary = opponent
  • They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary.
    Patrick Henry  --  Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
  • adversary = opponent
  • All at once, his adversary seemed stricken with hesitation.
    Hugo, Victor  --  Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Without an adversary prowess shrivels. We see how great and efficient it really is only when it shows by endurance what it is capable of.
  • He went therefore to his appointment with Athos without a second, determined to be satisfied with those his adversary should choose.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Yet am I noble as the adversary I come to cope.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Cotton drew close to his adversary.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • I could not bear to watch Edward cross the empty white space alone—but I also could not endure to have Renesmee one step closer to our adversaries.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • A man who can deal his partner and his adversaries any hand he pleases had better stand aloof from a friendly game!
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • But this quaking, silent adversary was not what I'd envisioned.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Her head beneath her arm she'll sometimes carry; Twas Perseus lopped it, her old adversary.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • He was a Philadelphia lawyer and had been the city's chief prosecutor, handling more than a few cases where Sedgwick was the adversary.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Comic-book adversaries in a still-to-come war.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Relative to peers, McDaniels is among the top four in scenarios involving live adversaries, including four scenarios with random vye generation.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Whirling upon his adversary, he grappled him in his long arms, hugging like a grizzly, and shouting: "You, Gid Himes, wha'r's my specimens?"
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • The nearness of it, the terrible nature of the moment, the unabatable ferocity and courage of his red adversary were almost too much for Tom.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • In every meeting with an adversary, one must make sure one has conveyed precisely the impression one intends to.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • "I have made bolder words good before now," returned Robin, "and that against better adversaries."
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped

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