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opponent

Anatomy
1. an opponent muscle
2. (of a muscle) bringing two parts into opposition
References in classic literature ?
The move was indicative of the game that U-Dor intended playing--a game of blood, rather than of science--and evidenced his contempt for his opponents.
The vital difference between the game played with living men and that in which inanimate pieces are used, lies in the fact that while in the latter the mere placing of a piece upon a square occupied by an opponent piece terminates the move, in the former the two pieces thus brought together engage in a duel for possession of the square.
Hence that general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, may be called a heaven-born captain.
A third, in the absence of opponents, between two councils would simply solicit a special gratuity for his faithful services, well knowing that at that moment people would be too busy to refuse him.
D'Artagnan was too good a swordsman to trifle with his opponent.
Not once did Ponta succeed in striking his opponent the deadly final blow.
In tricks and skill and experience he was the master, and though he could land nothing vital, he proceeded scientifically to chop and wear down his opponent.
Through the eighth round his opponent strove vainly to repeat the uppercut.
His opponent was the son of his principal warder, and was so imprudent as to give the challenge to this barter of buffets.
When he reached the point about the fundamental and radical law, his opponent jumped up and began to protest.
As his opponent walked towards him he suddenly bounded forward and sent in a whistling cut which would have severed the other in twain had he not sprung lightly back from it.