Definition: opponent; enemy
Definition: opponent; enemy
Sentences Containing 'adversary'
Suddenly your adversary's checker disappears beneath the board, and the problem is to place yours nearest to where his will appear again.
Villefort's astonishment redoubled at this second thrust so forcibly made by his strange adversary.
The witnesses thought he was dead, but his adversary, who knew he had not struck him, offered him the assistance of his hand to rise.
The circumstance irritated instead of calming the general, and he rushed on his adversary.
Then, as he rolled on the ground, his adversary seized him by the hair, and struck him a third blow in the chest.
Eugenie bowed, not as a submissive daughter, but as an adversary prepared for a discussion.
said Eugenie -LRB- in a tone which a Vestal in the amphitheatre would have used, when urging the victorious gladiator to finish his vanquished adversary -RRB-.
The fiery Biscayan was the first to strike a blow, which was delivered with such force and fury that had not the sword turned in its course, that single stroke would have sufficed to put an end to the bitter struggle and to all the adventures of our knight; but that good fortune which reserved him for greater things, turned aside the sword of his adversary, so that although it smote him upon the left shoulder, it did him no more harm than to strip all that side of its armour, carrying away a great part of his helmet with half of his ear, all which with fearful ruin fell to the ground, leaving him in a sorry plight.
Therefore, lady, let us, as I say, forestall his schemes by our activity, and let us depart at once in quest of fair fortune; for your highness is only kept from enjoying it as fully as you could desire by my delay in encountering your adversary."
Don Quixote examined his adversary, and found that he already had his helmet on and visor lowered, so that he could not see his face; he observed, however, that he was a sturdily built man, but not very tall in stature.
At this lucky moment and crisis, Don Quixote came upon his adversary, in trouble with his horse, and embarrassed with his lance, which he either could not manage, or had no time to lay in rest.
Your worship's great courage has been fully manifested already; no brave champion, so it strikes me, is bound to do more than challenge his enemy and wait for him on the field; if his adversary does not come, on him lies the disgrace, and he who waits for him carries off the crown of victory."
I walked through the streets; and, once more seeing my old adversary the butcher--now a constable, with his staff hanging up in the shop--went down to look at the place where I had fought him; and there meditated on Miss Shepherd and the eldest Miss Larkins, and all the idle loves and likings, and dislikings, of that time.
The first is, to gain over my adversary’s lawyer with a double fee, who will then betray his client by insinuating that he hath justice on his side.
The second way is for my lawyer to make my cause appear as unjust as he can, by allowing the cow to belong to my adversary: and this, if it be skilfully done, will certainly bespeak the favour of the bench.
For instance, in the case already mentioned; they never desire to know what claim or title my adversary has to my cow; but whether the said cow were red or black; her horns long or short; whether the field I graze her in be round or square; whether she was milked at home or abroad; what diseases she is subject to, and the like; after which they consult precedents, adjourn the cause from time to time, and in ten, twenty, or thirty years, come to an issue.
More Vocab Words::: exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
::: aberrant - abnormal or deviant
::: gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
::: influx - flowing into
::: clamor - loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
::: sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
::: appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
::: obsidian - black volcanic rock
::: propensity - natural inclination
::: wisp - small bunch (of hair); faint streak (of smoke)