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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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de Treville's surgeon, was seated on a post and waiting for his adversary with hat in hand, his feather even touching the ground.
Jussac was, as was then said, a fine blade, and had had much practice; nevertheless it required all his skill to defend himself against an adversary who, active and energetic, departed every instant from received rules, attacking him on all sides at once, and yet parrying like a man who had the greatest respect for his own epidermis.
Jussac, anxious to put an end to this, springing forward, aimed a terrible thrust at his adversary, but the latter parried it; and while Jussac was recovering himself, glided like a serpent beneath his blade, and passed his sword through his body.
That is all very true," said the Adversary, "but you taught by example that a verb should not agree with its subject in person and number, whereas the Good Book says that contention is worse than a dinner of herbs.
The natural formation of the country is the soldier's best ally; but a power of estimating the adversary, of controlling the forces of victory, and of shrewdly calculating difficulties, dangers and distances, constitutes the test of a great general.
His antagonist sprung from horseback, waved his fatal sword over the head of his adversary, and commanded him to yield himself; when Prince John, more moved by the Templars dangerous situation than he had been by that of his rival, saved him the mortification of confessing himself vanquished, by casting down his warder, and putting an end to the conflict.
not the first prince of the blood, not the king's uncle, but the base conspirator, the soul of every cabal, who pretends to lead the brave people who are weak enough to believe in the honor of a prince of the blood -- not the prince nearest to the throne, not the king's uncle, I repeat, but the murderer of Chalais, of Montmorency and of Cinq-Mars, who is playing now the same game he played long ago and who thinks that he will win the game because he has a new adversary -- instead of a man who threatened, a man who smiles.
I had little hope that he could best his giant adversary who had mowed down all before him during the day.
The basic difference: Martial diplomacy regards negotiation between adversary states as a form of warfare by other means, democratic diplomacy regards negotiation between adversaries as a means of conciliation leading to lasting agreement and peace.
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (NINA) -- The Secretary General of the Iraqi National Congress Party, Aras Habib warned against dealing with the media as an adversary, calling on political parties to provide services and justice rather than engage in political enmities.
Textron is expecting a boost in the adversary air training industry over the next decade as the Navy and Air Force look to add more flight hours to their live air-training, according to officials.
14, players can spend long hours in the two new maps for the "Till Death Do Us Part" Adversary Mode.