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 Meanings and Examples of ADVERSARY
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adversary
 n.  opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
Classic Sentence: (44 in 3 pages)
1  An old fellow of thirty was counselling a young one of eighteen, and explaining to him what sort of an adversary he had to deal with.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV—THE BACK ROOM OF THE CAFE MUSAIN
2  It was Grantaire holding a dialogue with an adversary.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—ENJOLRAS AND HIS LIEUTENANTS
3  The stranger, then perceiving that the matter went beyond raillery, drew his sword, saluted his adversary, and seriously placed himself on guard.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER
4  The conditions required that at every hit the man touched should quit the game, yielding his turn for the benefit of the adversary who had hit him.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
5  He went therefore to his appointment with Athos without a second, determined to be satisfied with those his adversary should choose.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 5 THE KING'S MUSKETEERS AND THE CARDINAL'S GUARDS
6  de Treville's surgeon, was seated on a post and waiting for his adversary with hat in hand, his feather even touching the ground.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 5 THE KING'S MUSKETEERS AND THE CARDINAL'S GUARDS
7  In an instant his sword glittered in his hand, and he sprang upon his adversary, whom, thanks to his great youthfulness, he hoped to intimidate.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 6 HIS MAJESTY KING LOUIS XIII
8  He freed his weapon, made a lunge, and touched his adversary on the shoulder.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 6 HIS MAJESTY KING LOUIS XIII
9  All three remounted their horses, and set out at a good pace, while Porthos was promising his adversary to perforate him with all the thrusts known in the fencing schools.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 20 THE JOURNEY
10  Seeing this, the gentleman drew his sword, and sprang upon d'Artagnan; but he had too strong an adversary.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 20 THE JOURNEY
11  The stranger placed the point of his sword at his throat; and Monsieur Porthos, finding himself at the mercy of his adversary, acknowledged himself conquered.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 25 PORTHOS
12  I mentioned your diamond then to my adversary, who had likewise remarked it.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 28 THE RETURN
13  Athos killed his adversary first.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 31 ENGLISH AND FRENCH
14  As to d'Artagnan, he fought purely and simply on the defensive; and when he saw his adversary pretty well fatigued, with a vigorous side thrust sent his sword flying.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 31 ENGLISH AND FRENCH
15  "I do not understand, my Lord," said she, in order to gain time and make her adversary speak out.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 50 CHAT BETWEEN BROTHER AND SISTER
Example Sentence:
1  The evidence produced by her adversary does disconcert the lawyer.
2  The young wrestler struggled to defeat his adversary.
3  His adversary hurled a spear to impale him.
4  When he called his opponent a "bonehead," he implied that his adversary's brain might ossify to the point that he was incapable of clear thinking.
5  The British considered him a worthy adversary.
6  He was dismayed at the size of his adversary.
7  The general who led the military takeover of Thailand is known as an ardent defender of the monarchy, an adversary of the former prime minister at the center of the nation's political crisis, and a prickly personality prone to snap at unwanted questions.
8  Sometimes the presence of a neutral third party can help adversaries compromise their differences.