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An enemy or opponent.‘join forces against the common foe’
enemy, adversary, opponent, rival, nemesis, antagonist, combatant, challenger, competitor, opposer, hostile partyView synonyms
- ‘We must present our case in such a way that we make our foes our friends and not make friends our foes.’
- ‘Now, this seems to me would be the natural way of talking for both foes and friends.’
- ‘However, as friends and foes alike have pointed out, Charles cannot claim to be an expert in all of his areas of interest.’
- ‘The faith itself has prospered beyond measure, beyond the imagination of friends and foes.’
- ‘Friends and foes alike live in awe of his intellect and in fear of his directness.’
- ‘The incident only shows that the Americans find nothing wrong in spying on both friends and foes.’
- ‘A misunderstanding turns the friends to bitter foes and a dangerous game of death begins.’
- ‘We often construe inter-state relations in terms of the metaphor of friends and foes, but misleadingly.’
- ‘He has been warned by friends as well as foes against overstaying, at the mercy of events beyond his control.’
- ‘He populates his play with friends, foes, characters and incidents from Maclean's life and times.’
- ‘The next few months will find us regaled by friends and foes at work and play, in print and on screen.’
- ‘It was notable the number of old friends and foes who attended her removal and funeral mass in Swinford.’
- ‘The AI levels are high, even on the easier settings, and the enemies make for tenacious foes.’
- ‘The struggle between friends and foes of liberty has in many ways been going on for thousands of years.’
- ‘Each nation is a potential target whether or not they work together to defeat their common foe.’
- ‘Having rejoined the world, the Russians are making good use of former friends and foes.’
- ‘Their unprecedented public embrace confirmed the government was closing ranks against a common foe.’
- ‘This year there is a freshness about the game with rejuvenated forces challenging old foes.’
- ‘Joined by a common foe, Van Helsing and Anna set out to destroy Dracula along with his empire of fear.’
- ‘Not to detract from the Zelda experience were the enemies and foes along the way.’
Old English fāh ‘hostile’ and gefā ‘enemy’, of West Germanic origin; related to feud.
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