Arch-enemy

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Arch-enemy a chief enemy: Satan—also Arch′-foe
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. arce, ærce, through L. from Gr. archi, cog. with arch-ein, to begin.

Usage

In literature:

Good fortune smiled on the early efforts at the fort For ten days the arch-enemy withheld his hand.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
At length, however, an opening occurred, and Cavendish, rushing forward, stood face to face with his arch-enemy.
"Across the Spanish Main" by Harry Collingwood
Then the door closed and his mate was inside with a man, the arch enemy of all wolves.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
It is no exaggeration to say that Comstockery is the arch enemy of society.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 1, March 1906" by Various
It was not puritanism but liberal secularism which Newman always denounced as the arch-enemy of the catholic faith.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
The Czar was denounced as the instigator of the Greek rebellion, and the arch enemy of Islam.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Into the depths of his concentration came the odor of tsin-tsin flowers, followed by the familiar, silkie voice of his arch-enemy.
"The Affair of the Brains" by Anthony Gilmore
But Fear is the arch enemy.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
The air filled with steam as the angry fire strove to battle with its arch-enemy.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
The tracks and the scent of their arch-enemy, man, were all about the carcass.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The return of yellow fever, the city's arch-enemy, after a lapse of eighteen years, created consternation.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Egoism is the arch-enemy of love, selfishness is the manifestation of egoism.
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
What if by way of putting a slight on this arch enemy she were to sacrifice her own child?
"Graham of Claverhouse" by Ian Maclaren
Governor Brodie afterwards resigned and Mr. Kibbey, the arch-enemy of woman suffrage, was appointed in his place.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
He in some way associates it with his arch-enemy, man.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
The Consul Bonaparte has become the Emperor Napoleon, the arch-enemy of Liberty and of the human race.
"The Origins and Destiny of Imperial Britain" by J. A. Cramb
Satan is the arch-enemy of our souls, and he has often blinded our reason and deceived our conscience by his falsehoods.
"Sowing and Reaping" by Dwight Moody
For a time, however, his arch-enemy, Clay, disappeared from the scene.
"Andrew Jackson" by William Garrott Brown
The messenger was sent by King Basilius, who was sorely pressed by his arch-enemy Amphialus.
"The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare" by J. J. Jusserand
Unable to endure his accusations, an assembly of women is called at the Thesmophoria to plan the destruction of their arch enemy.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
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In poetry:

They took him on the morn,
Unto a prison sure;
Where the arch enemy
Might hold her prey secure:
But the Patriot's God is with him gone,
And he will not be left alone!
"A Scene In The Same Prison, On The Night Of The 16th Of May, 1820." by Samuel Bamford

In news:

All is fair in love and war but it seems like Adrienne Maloof 's estranged husband Paul Nassif has sunk to a new low by hanging out with her arch enemy Lisa Vanderpump.
If you are the "King of Metal," and you are calling upon the demons of metal to take down terrible music, you would most likely want the lead singer of Arch Enemy to be your "Queen.
My arch enemy, and its crimes against travel.
I have an arch enemy, a nemesis, if you will, that is the bane of my traveling existence.
Full on Arch Enemy fans are officially hooked up.
Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy) on the show.
For those who don't know who Arch Enemy is.
Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy will be FMJ's guest on the show to talk about the new Arch Enemy album KHAOS LEGIONS which comes out on Tuesday.
You learned it the hard way: too much (or not enough) plucking and waxing are your arch enemies.
The collective exhale that resonated from Dix Stadium late Saturday afternoon could have been felt in arch-enemy territory, some 10 miles west.
The collective exhale that resonated from Dix Stadium late Saturday afternoon could have been felt in arch -enemy territory, some 10 miles west.
Why would you buy puts for your arch-enemy right before a market crash.
Paul Ryan, an arch enemy of the Affordable Care Act, may push President Barack Obama's health care reform into the center of the 2012 political ring.
Sean Connery was his Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Clancy Brownplayed his arch-enemy.
Jeff Gordon crossed the finish-line 1.028 seconds in front of his arch enemy from the dust up a week ago for the win at Homestead -Miami Speedway.
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