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  • Rostam mortally wounds his valiant nemesis, Sohrab, in battle, only to discover that Sohrab is his long-lost son.   (source)
    nemesis = enemy
  • He didn't care about anything except confronting his whiskered nemesis.   (source)
    nemesis = formidable and long-standing enemy
  • Every superhero had an arch-nemesis.   (source)
    nemesis = an enemy
  • We tried to pretend the other didn't exist even though the existence of our nemeses kept us both occupied for hours.†   (source)
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  • He wondered if Nemesis was around here somewhere, watching to see what Leo would do.   (source)
    Nemesis = Greek mythology:  the goddess of divine vengeance and punishment -- especially against those with excessive pride
  • He was starting to think Nemesis was right.   (source)
  • He remembered how the goddess Nemesis had appeared as his Aunt Rosa, the person Leo most resented and wanted revenge on.   (source)
  • 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.
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  • Is she the nemesis of my digestive tract?†   (source)
  • With a strange sort of detachment, Williams saw himself as Danny Hansford's savior rather than his nemesis, much less his murderer: "I was determined to save him from himself," he said.†   (source)
  • Or maybe even one of the minor gods, like Nemesis, the god of revenge.†   (source)
  • Yes, I am afraid your old nemesis is here.†   (source)
  • At which point her arch nemesis, the sole atheist in Camp Ashpit's foxhole, a college professor named Dawkins, shouted out, "Particularly those of extraterrestrial origin!"†   (source)
  • Without saying a word, the nemesis of the Baudelaire orphans had sent a very clear warning.†   (source)
  • Yours truly, Your Friendly Neighborhood Nemesis   (source)
  • As he watched their nemesis twitch, he was almost ashamed for feeling no guilt.†   (source)
  • There sat my tweed-cap nemesis Mr. Beeman, pompous as ever with his waistcoat and watch chain; Enrique my social worker; Mrs. Swanson the school counselor (the same person who had told me I might feel better if I threw some ice cubes against a tree); Dave the psychiatrist in his customary black Levi's and turtleneck —and, of all people, Mrs. Barbour, in heels and a pearl-gray suit that looked like it cost more money than all the other people in the room made in a month.†   (source)
  • What if Ulysses's arch-nemesis was William Spiver?†   (source)
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  • …to its final shape, the All Thing took its democratic place among the list of humanity's benevolent despots, the TechnoCore seceded from human service and then offered its help as an ally rather than a slave, and the Ousters retreated to darkness and the role of Nemesis… but all these things had been creeping toward critical mass even before I was frozen into my ice coffin between the pork bellies and sherbet, and such obvious extensions of old trends took little effort to understand.†   (source)
  • Van Helsing, the count's ultimate nemesis, and his lot, then, are really protecting young people, and especially young women, from this menace when they hunt him down.†   (source)
  • "That man will be our Nemesis," Baby Kochamma said.†   (source)
  • A steady rain was falling, and the porch steps, his nemesis, loomed slick and wet before him.†   (source)
  • The murderer could have died years ago, while our nemesis just wants us to drop the whole thing and go home.†   (source)
  • If you'll curtail your literary pursuits a moment I'll introduce you to my counterpart and Nemesis; I would be trite and say, 'to my better half,' but I think that phrase indicates some kind of basically equal division, don't you?†   (source)
  • How strange it was that her sister, who had always been her opposite, her nemesis, should be the one she wanted here, but it was so.†   (source)
  • Hope that you don't run into your nemesis, Howie, the Puerto Rican kid with the two killer mutts.†   (source)
  • Competitively, Adam was my nemesis.†   (source)
  • I'm focused on my goal—the beacon that is the double-door entrance to the English wing—on the opposite side of my brick-lined square nemesis.†   (source)
  • Intuition warned him that he was drawing close to some immense and inscrutable cosmic climax, and his broad, meaty, towering frame tingled from head to toe at the thought that Yossarian, whoever he would eventually turn out to be, was destined to serve as his nemesis.†   (source)
  • He's her pride, her heir, and, in some ways, her nemesis.†   (source)
  • Sathyamurthy, the father of her old childhood nemesis, Velu, peered over the fence as workmen carried in a Western-style commode to be cemented over the footpads of the Indian toilet.†   (source)
  • There lies Thomas of Hunter, legend of the Forest Guard, and he's falling in love with you, daughter of his nemesis, Qurong.†   (source)
  • Aaron Burr, a New York Republican and Hamilton's nemesis, was in the running for Vice President and so Hamilton was happy now to laud Adams as "a real friend to genuine liberty, order and stable government.†   (source)
  • In the next round of the playoffs we faced our nemesis, St. Augustine, again.†   (source)
  • Her nemesis could be any of them.†   (source)
  • The black box was his nemesis.†   (source)
  • Deo was behaving like one of those arrogant ancient Greek heroes who, victorious in a battle, succumbs to hubris, claims he's mastered fate, doesn't fear Ata's retaliation, and for his stupid boast gets visited by Nemesis.†   (source)
  • The president then places the blame squarely on his nemesis.†   (source)
  • Rail trips became his nemesis.†   (source)
  • This, same thrill evaporated, however, when the letters joined to spell out a snooper's ultimate nemesis.†   (source)
  • "He's my nemesis."†   (source)
  • Inside his tower of strength he was confident that he could handle even a nemesis as mighty as Errtu.†   (source)
  • When I was certain that the cold was my most formidable enemy, I was challenged one morning by a prowling, spectral nemesis that crept along the lowcountry as silent as an egret's flight—the fog.†   (source)
  • I was Athena's nemesis, the anti-Athena, you might say.†   (source)
  • I didn't have to be Nemesis to understand the allure of revenge.†   (source)
  • I'm the child of Nemesis, Goddess of Revenge.†   (source)
  • Damien White, son of Nemesis, lived up to his namesake by wreaking vengeance on an acoustic guitar.†   (source)
  • So do I. Best wishes, Your Friendly Neighborhood Nemesis   (source)
  • Perhaps Damien White …. a son of Nemesis was a natural choice for backstabbing duty.†   (source)
  • "Do you know what an arch-nemesis is?" she whispered.†   (source)
  • What would he be doing in the kitchen with a known arch-nemesis?†   (source)
  • Ulysses's arch-nemesis is in that house right now "Do you remember the Darkness of 10,000 Hands?"†   (source)
  • But William Spiver was sitting beside Ulysses's arch-nemesis.†   (source)
  • "He's Incandesto's arch-nemesis," said Flora.†   (source)
  • And the arch-nemesis, thought Flora, the arch-nemesis will be forever among us, too.†   (source)
  • "And you"— she wheeled and pointed at her mother—"are an arch-nemesis, a true villain."†   (source)
  • They would figure out a way to outwit the arch-nemesis!†   (source)
  • Incandesto was forever being attacked by his arch-nemesis, the Darkness of 10,000 Hands.†   (source)
  • Nemesis had called him the seventh wheel, the odd man out on the quest.†   (source)
  • His nemesis stared from bulging eyes that peered from a skull bleeding on one side.†   (source)
  • Next to that were the cabins of Iris, Nemesis, Hecate, and several others I didn't recognize.†   (source)
  • Also, Leo kept thinking about his meeting with the revenge goddess Nemesis at the Great Salt Lake.†   (source)
  • Nemesis popped a cookie in her mouth and swallowed it, fortune and all.†   (source)
  • "There is no throne to Nemesis," Ethan muttered.†   (source)
  • LEO AGREED WITH NEMESIS ABOUT ONE THING: good luck was a sham.†   (source)
  • He wore an eye patch under his war helm: Ethan Nakamura, the son of Nemesis.†   (source)
  • Nemesis cracked another cookie and wrinkled her nose.†   (source)
  • I knew him, of course: Ethan Nakamura, the son of Nemesis.†   (source)
  • Are you the cursed kid Nemesis mentioned?†   (source)
  • "Five more days, according to Nemesis," Annabeth said.†   (source)
  • "When we were talking to Nemesis," Hazel said uneasily, ((your hands ….†   (source)
  • Unfortunately that just reminded him of Nemesis's fortune cookie, tucked inside one of the pockets.†   (source)
  • Nemesis wanted him to wreak vengeance on Gaea?†   (source)
  • Nemesis was the goddess who cursed you, because you broke so many hearts.†   (source)
  • You will always be the outsider, Nemesis had told him, the seventh wheel.†   (source)
  • Nemesis flicked a finger over the slip of paper, and the letters changed to red.†   (source)
  • Leo remembered his conversation with Nemesis the revenge goddess at the Great Salt Lake.†   (source)
  • After what Nemesis told Leo, about Rome's being destroyed five days from now …."†   (source)
  • Not after what Nemesis said about the horrible cost.†   (source)
  • Nemesis said we have only six days until Nico dies and Rome is destroyed.†   (source)
  • Nemesis …. she'd told him to expect this moment.†   (source)
  • If Nemesis is right, and Nico's in danger ….†   (source)
  • Nemesis brushed cookie dust off her jacket.†   (source)
  • Nemesis's words were still buzzing in his ears.†   (source)
  • "Nemesis mentioned something similar," Leo said.†   (source)
  • He remembered their meeting with the revenge goddess Nemesis.†   (source)
  • I wonder what Nemesis meant about finishing before dark.†   (source)
  • She told him what Nemesis had said: that in six days, Rome would be destroyed.†   (source)
  • "You can't take what Nemesis said to heart."†   (source)
  • Maybe it's the Greek/Roman schizophrenia that Nemesis described.†   (source)
  • I am called Nemesis in both Greek and Roman.†   (source)
  • Nemesis picked another cookie from her bag and cracked it open.†   (source)
  • You will always be the outsider, warned Nemesis's voice; but Leo tried to push that thought aside.†   (source)
  • Hecate, Janus, and Nemesis, as well.†   (source)
  • As the Baudelaire orphans stared at Count Olaf, the taxi drove back down the driveway and the children were alone with their nemesis, a word which here means "the worst enemy you could imagine."†   (source)
  • Thomas looked around again to make sure it was safe; then he crouched down, ran over to the table and collapsed on the ground next to his old nemesis.†   (source)
  • If you were an English professor, and not even a particularly weird English professor, you'd know that you'd just watched a knight have a not very suitable encounter with his nemesis.†   (source)
  • Chiara, the cute girl from Tyche, was stuck with her nemesis, Damien White, son of …. well, Nemesis.†   (source)
  • "Beware the arch-nemesis," said Flora.†   (source)
  • She knew how to outwit an arch-nemesis.†   (source)
  • But he had been enlisted in the service of villainy—basically, he was in cahoots with an arch-nemesis.†   (source)
  • She was standing at the door, smiling and waving good-bye to them as if she weren't truly a murder-planning arch-nemesis.†   (source)
  • We have to face the arch-nemesis.†   (source)
  • 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).†   (source)
  • Nemesis stands for balance!†   (source)
  • Nemesis smiled wickedly.†   (source)
  • Your father was my nemesis!†   (source)
  • There, more of his teammates provided remembrances, including Austin, who recounted the blade incident, and Christian, who explained how Adam had gone from being his competitive nemesis at BUD/S to a best friend.†   (source)
  • "Don't you have anything better to do, Phillip?" he says as his light-footed nemesis, clearly on a roll, frowns like he's in pain.†   (source)
  • By the time the plague ran its course in Philadelphia, more than 3,000 lost their lives, including, as the Adamses were stunned to read, the mayor of the city and both Bache of the Aurora, who had died on September 10 at age twenty-nine, and his arch nemesis, Fenno of the Gazette of the United States, who died just days before.†   (source)
  • At the time, Leo had had no choice but to use it if he wanted to save his friends—but Nemesis had warned that her help came with a price.†   (source)
  • The goddess Nemesis had promised him help, and he'd gotten it: the code to activate the Archimedes sphere.†   (source)
  • Nemesis, Hecate, Morpheus, Janus, Hebe—they all deserve a general amnesty and a place at Camp Half-Blood.†   (source)
  • The son of Nemesis fell through a fissure that went straight through the heart of the mountain—straight into open air.†   (source)
  • Nemesis had mentioned that Narcissus got agitated after dark, probably because he couldn't see his reflection anymore.†   (source)
  • He could almost hear Nemesis laughing.†   (source)
  • That's what Nemesis was telling us.†   (source)
  • As Anion raced toward the Argo II, Leo remembered what Nemesis had said about Echo and Narcissus: Perhaps they'll teach you a lesson.†   (source)
  • And what Nemesis said about your brother having six days to live, and Rome getting destroyed …. any idea what she meant?†   (source)
  • Soon you will face a problem you cannot solve, Nemesis had said, though I could help you …. for a price.†   (source)
  • And of all the gods who might help them, the only ones not affected by the Greek–Roman schism seemed to be Aphrodite, Nemesis, and Dionysus.†   (source)
  • What Nemesis said about your brother?†   (source)
  • Nemesis opened another cookie.†   (source)
  • Also Nemesis, the revenge goddess.†   (source)
  • "Nemesis was right," she said.†   (source)
  • Apparently, it was drivable, despite those Pac-Man—shaped wheels, because Nemesis revved her engine and disappeared in a mushroom cloud of black smoke.†   (source)
  • "Oh, that's easy," Nemesis said.†   (source)
  • "Nemesis," he said.†   (source)
  • Nemesis chuckled.†   (source)
  • Nemesis snapped.†   (source)
  • Nemesis cackled.†   (source)
  • Nemesis was right.†   (source)
  • Nemesis sneered.†   (source)
  • Or it may have been a fear of the whole position, of its instability and the nemesis inherent in it Women know, far better than men, that God's laws are not mocked.†   (source)
  • For it is by means of our own victories, if we are not regenerated, that the work of Nemesis is wrought: doom breaks from the shell of our very virtue.†   (source)
  • The gutter comedy turned into high tragedy, with Nemesis in black kid gloves.†   (source)
  • The Nemesis of the delicate ones was creeping on apace.†   (source)
  • And then the crowd surging out but only to wait at the courtroom door in order to glimpse, as he passed out, Mason, who now, of all the figures in this case, was the true hero—the nemesis of Clyde—the avenger of Roberta.†   (source)
  • A Nemesis attends the woman who plays the game of elusiveness too often, in the utter contempt for her that, sooner or later, her old admirers feel; under which they allow her to go unlamented to her grave.†   (source)
  • There is about it none of the elevation that accompanies tragedy; there is about it no nemesis, no destiny.†   (source)
  • Duane knew beyond all doubt that the gun-fighters like Bland, like Alloway, like Sellers, men who were evil and had no remorse, no spiritual accusing Nemesis, had something far more torturing to mind, more haunting, more murderous of rest and sleep and peace; and that something was abnormal fear of death.†   (source)
  • "Don't you know that you're lying!" shouted Mason, leaning still closer, his stout arms aloft, his disfigured face glowering and scowling like some avenging nemesis or fury of gargoyle design—"that you deliberately and with cold-hearted cunning allowed that poor, tortured girl to die there when you might have rescued her as easily as you could have swum fifty of those five hundred feet you did swim in order to save yourself?"†   (source)
  • But, if they had known that respectable Nemesis better, they would not have wondered about it, and might have stated the amount with the utmost precision.†   (source)
  • This is that ancient doctrine of Nemesis,[120] who keeps watch in the universe, and lets no offense go unchastised.†   (source)
  • But there is the terrible Nemesis following on some errors, that it is always possible for those who like it to interpret them into a crime: there is no proof in favor of the man outside his own consciousness and assertion.†   (source)
  • No, certainly; I pity him in proportion to his struggles, for they foreshadow the inward suffering which is the worst form of Nemesis.†   (source)
  • Nemesis can seldom forge a sword for herself out of our consciences—out of the suffering we feel in the suffering we may have caused: there is rarely metal enough there to make an effective weapon.†   (source)
  • Yet, gone those more than forty years, and come this Nemesis now looking her in the face, she still abided by her old impiety—still reversed the order of Creation, and breathed her own breath into a clay image of her Creator.†   (source)
  • The small, piggy eyes cast to and fro, veering wildly in search of nemesis, and the dainty hooves sank deep in mud as the boar staggered and lurched.†   (source)
  • Not that I would here insinuate that he was heathenishly inclined to believe in or to worship the goddess Nemesis; for, in fact, I am convinced he never heard of her name.†   (source)
  • For which reason the antients used, on such occasions, to sacrifice to the goddess Nemesis, a deity who was thought by them to look with an invidious eye on human felicity, and to have a peculiar delight in overturning it.†   (source)
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