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noun as in opponent

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Perhaps because it had been passed down by leaders who understood the significance of engaging the adversary in their own language, the phrase stuck.

From Ozy

It would “be a major challenge for an adversary” to forge or change enough ballots to shift the outcome of the election, he told the Senate Homeland Security Committee last week.

Back then, Kolfage told Fox 10 Phoenix that he felt he needed to take legal action after adversaries started going after his family and tried to ruin the career of his wife, who was a teacher and a model.

In particular, I was helping them to try and understand how the adversaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan were financing themselves.

We know our adversaries around the world are pursuing their own advances.

From Fortune

The North Korean hackers have proven to be a persistent adversary, if not the most skilled one.

In spite of the many disagreeements, the Obama administration, he said, does not view Russia as “an adversary.”

All the Americans, from FDR down, underestimated the capabilities of their adversary, and exaggerated their own.

Are we not allowed to talk about our deepest human adversary without being sucked back into a political controversy?

The al Qaeda prisoners we held at CIA facilities helped us understand the adversary.

While he stood, apparently quiescent, in the clutch of his adversary, he still held his hand on his sword.

He kept his sword pointed at the eyes of his adversary; but he never rested for an instant.

This time there was no interference, and Ney so severely wounded his adversary that he was unable to continue his profession.

It always pains me to acknowledge that any man, even an adversary, has acted dishonourably.

And thirdly he knew that his adversary would cheat if he could and that his adversary suspected him of fraudulent designs.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to adversary, such as: antagonist, attacker, competitor, enemy, foe, and rival.

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