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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enemy  \En"e*my\,  n.;  pl  {Enemies}.  [OF.  enemi,  F.  ennemi  from 
  L.  inimicus;  in-  (negative)  +  amicus  friend.  See  {Amicable}.] 
  One  hostile  to  another;  one  who  hates,  and  desires  or 
  attempts  the  injury  of  another;  a  foe;  an  adversary;  as  an 
  enemy  of  or  to  a  person;  an  enemy  to  truth,  or  to  falsehood. 
 
  To  all  good  he  enemy  was  still  --Spenser. 
 
  I  say  unto  you  Love  your  enemies.  --Matt.  v.  44. 
 
  {The  enemy}  (Mil.),  the  hostile  force.  In  this  sense  it  is 
  construed  with  the  verb  and  pronoun  either  in  the  singular 
  or  the  plural,  but  more  commonly  in  the  singular;  as  we 
  have  met  the  enemy  and  he  is  ours  or  they  are  ours 
 
  It  was  difficult  in  such  a  country  to  track  the 
  enemy.  It  was  impossible  to  drive  him  to  bay. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Foe;  antagonist;  opponent.  See  {Adversary}. 




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