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adversary

traditional appellation of Satan [O.T.: Job 1:6; N.T.: I Peter 5:8]
See: Devil
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In addition, the United States may try to bring specific, select capabilities to bear in order to have a deterring effect in a specific situation, yet our watching adversaries may be reading some kind of message into any of the other steps we take, whether or not we intend them to convey that message.
Very often the Muslim Brotherhood (Egypt) and other groups accuse their adversaries of apostasy; hence, it is no longer a religious problem but a technique to eliminate the opposition.
There may also be effective non-kinetic means of holding adversaries at risk.
by Bernadine Fawcett is an unique contribution to our understanding of the Revolutionary War's inner-workings with respect to the use of espionage by the colonists against their British adversaries.
Hanukkah is not about the oil; it is the light, the spark that has not and will not be extinguished - neither by adversaries nor by indifference.
Krohn, who served as a Pentagon public affairs officer during the first three and a half years of the Bush administration, points out that the unnecessary war in Iraq is rapidly wearing down our military, under-mining national morale, and emboldening actual and potential adversaries.
It also details possible nation-state adversaries (China ranks high on this list) as well as threats from international terrorists and rogue nations.
Morris notes that the effort has turned potential ongoing adversaries into allies.
The Justice Department's ambitions can be seen in several prosecutions during the 1990s in which criminal charges were brought against defense lawyers in an apparent attempt to muzzle the government's most formidable adversaries.
America's adversaries learned of the strength of U.
If Iraq is at all representative, such adversaries are highly unlikely to engage advanced military formations directly.
Four times in this passage the servant names the Lord God who has given him "the tongue of a teacher," who opens his ear every morning to be taught how to serve others, who helps him in the presence of his enemies, and who will judge the servant's adversaries.