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nemesis

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1  —as in:
she is my nemesis
Definition an opponent or challenge that has long been hard to defeat
  • She finally defeated her nemesis in the finals her senior year.
nemesis = an opponent who has long been hard to defeat
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He didn't care about anything except confronting his whiskered nemesis.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • nemesis = formidable and long-standing enemy
  • Rostam mortally wounds his valiant nemesis, Sohrab, in battle, only to discover that Sohrab is his long-lost son.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • nemesis = enemy
  • Every superhero had an arch-nemesis.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • nemesis = an enemy
  • IT WAS TIME FOR ULYSSES TO RESCUE HIS 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
  • But William Spiver was sitting beside Ulysses's arch-nemesis.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • What would he be doing in the kitchen with a known arch-nemesis?
    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

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2  —as in:
the goddess
Definition Greek mythology:  the goddess of divine vengeance and punishment — especially against those with excessive pride
  • It was Nemesis who condemned the vain Narcissus to spend the rest of his days admiring his own reflection in the waters of a pool.
Nemesis = Greek mythology:  the goddess of divine vengeance and punishment — especially against those with excessive pride
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • ...he thought about the warning from Nemesis, the revenge goddess: You will not find a place among your brethren.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Nemesis = Greek mythology:  the goddess of divine vengeance and punishment
  • He wondered if Nemesis was around here somewhere, watching to see what Leo would do.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He remembered how the goddess Nemesis had appeared as his Aunt Rosa, the person Leo most resented and wanted revenge on.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He was starting to think Nemesis was right.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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