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Definition hatred toward someone or between people — typically long-lasting
  • The war has deepened tribal enmity.
enmity = hatred between enemies
  • She harbors no enmity towards her ex-husband.
  • enmity = hatred
  • She is the sort of woman who inspires either ardent loyalty or deep enmity.
  • enmity = hatred
  • As to the origin of the enmity of this particular clan towards the neighbouring tribes, I cannot so confidently speak.
    Melville, Herman  --  Typee
  • The enmity between Harry and Malfoy was at its highest point ever.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • enmity = hatred
  • And what have we done to earn your enmity?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • enmity = hatred
  • 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
  • enmity = hatred
  • lesser enmities may give way to greater
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • enmities = hatreds between enemies
  • Poor sacrifices of our enmity!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • enmity = hatred (for each other)
  • ...remember always your duty of enmity towards Man and all his ways.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • enmity = hatred
  • The thought was, You and Phineas are even already. You are even in enmity. You are both coldly driving ahead for yourselves alone. You did hate him for breaking that school swimming record, but so what? He hated you for getting an A in every course but one last term.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • enmity = hatred (toward each other)
  • Lord Voldemorts gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • enmity = hatred
  • 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
  • enmity = hatred
  • The Elvenking was very powerful in those parts and the Master wished for no enmity with him,
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • enmity = hatred
  • 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
  • enmity = hatred
  • And, as the years went on, they and others would protect him from the enmities and rules of academia.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • enmities = hatred toward someone or between people — typically long-lasting
  • Holds such an enmity with blood of man
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • enmity = hatred
  • In him the man and the wolf did not go the same way together, but were in continual and deadly enmity.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • enmity = hatred
  • a mechanical chaos of casual, brute enmity on which we stupidly impose our hopes and fears.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • enmity = hatred
  • You imagine enmity which doesn't exist.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
enmity = hatred

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