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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.
HOW ‘A LUTA CONTINUA’ BECAME THE RALLYING SLOGAN FOR AFRICAN REVOLUTIONSEROMO EGBEJULEOCTOBER 9, 2020OZY
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.
FIVE KEY SCIENCE TAKEAWAYS FROM THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATEPURBITA SAHASEPTEMBER 30, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
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.
VETERAN, WAR HERO, DEFENDANT, TROLLBY JEREMY SCHWARTZ AND PERLA TREVIZOSEPTEMBER 29, 2020PROPUBLICA
In particular, I was helping them to try and understand how the adversaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan were financing themselves.
WHEN YOUR SAFETY BECOMES MY DANGER (EP. 432)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 24, 2020FREAKONOMICS
We know our adversaries around the world are pursuing their own advances.
U.S. VIES FOR LEADERSHIP IN QUANTUM AND A.I. WITH $1 BILLION BETRHHACKETTFORTUNEAUGUST 26, 2020FORTUNE
While he stood, apparently quiescent, in the clutch of his adversary, he still held his hand on his sword.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
He kept his sword pointed at the eyes of his adversary; but he never rested for an instant.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
This time there was no interference, and Ney so severely wounded his adversary that he was unable to continue his profession.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
It always pains me to acknowledge that any man, even an adversary, has acted dishonourably.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
And thirdly he knew that his adversary would cheat if he could and that his adversary suspected him of fraudulent designs.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE

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terpsichoreanadjective | [turp-si-kuh-ree-uhn, turp-si-kawr-ee-uhn, -kohr- ]SEE DEFINITION