OPPONENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OPPONENT
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 n.  contestant; someone who offers opposition; adverse or opposing
Classic Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
1  Sherman was circling the town like a wrestler seeking a fresh hold on an opponent's body, and Hood did not remain behind his rifle pits waiting for the Yankees to attack.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  "I heard what you said about Scarlett too," cried Melanie, swinging on the stout old lady with the air of a duelist who, having withdrawn a blade from one prostrate opponent, turns hungrily toward another.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIX
3  It never pays to underestimate your opponent's strength and intelligence.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIV
4  The two measured each other for a moment, but Lily still saw her opponent through a blur of scorn that made all other considerations indistinct.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
5  This ancient opponent seemed likely to be her most intimate friend, for Vida Sherwin, though she was cordial, stood back and watched for imported heresies.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
6  As the combatants were now equal in number, each singled an opponent from the adverse band.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 12
7  "Well, he--," said the two, indicating their opponent with accusative forefingers.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14
8  After a time they were able to relax these measures, for nothing was either heard or seen of their opponent, and they hoped that time had cooled his vindictiveness.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  This De Grantmesnil declined, avowing himself vanquished as much by the courtesy as by the address of his opponent.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
10  Sir George Burnwell tried to get away, but Arthur caught him, and there was a struggle between them, your lad tugging at one side of the coronet, and his opponent at the other.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  He had returned with the prize, but had left a fragment in the grasp of his opponent.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
12  Never have I risen to such a height, and never have I been so hard pressed by an opponent.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
13  The high object of our mission, the consciousness that it was unselfish and chivalrous, the villainous character of our opponent, all added to the sporting interest of the adventure.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
14  He felt that his words, apart from what meaning they conveyed, were less audible than the sound of his opponent's voice.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XXII
15  He only notices the mistake to which he pays attention, because his opponent took advantage of it.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
16  He laid his opponent low with a single punch.
17  After only one game, the chess champion had the measure of his young opponent.
18  He was simply too powerful for his opponent, rocking him with a steady supply of left jabs.
19  He couldn't make a score off his opponent.
20  Tyson decisioned his opponent by a point score rather than a knockout.
21  His opponent was dismissed for a low score.
22  He knocked his opponent down with a single blow.
23  This means that the opponent always has to step forwards in order to make an attack, thus warning you well in advance.
24  In debate he was a formidable opponent.
25  He bowled down his opponent in the debate.
26  If we feel distress when we kill an in-game opponent, it may be because it violates our ingrained sense of morality; we know killing is bad, even when it's virtual.
27  One opponent of the bill said government has bowed to pressure from the IMF at the expense of Argentina.
28  The candidate attacked his opponent in highly acrimonious terms.
29  The boxer was fooled by his opponent's feint and dropped his guard.
30  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.