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Sentences with the noun Adversary

10 examples:

You have to work more than your adversary.
(Jurgen Klinsmann)

Hate traps us by binding us too tightly to our adversary.
(Milan Kundera)

We have been conditioned to see the passing of time as an adversary.
(Menachem Mendel Schneerson)

In football you have an adversary; in cinema that adversary is yourself.
(Eric Cantona)

For touching an adversary's man, when it cannot be captured, the offender must move his King.
(Howard Staunton)

Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
(Atal Bihari Vajpayee)

For America to supply Kiev with weapons would only make Russia a more reckless adversary.
(The New York Times - World News, )

It’s been more than 30 years since James Bond faced evil Ernst Stavro Blofeld, his most feared adversary.
(Daily Mail - News, )

David E. Kendall is “one of America’s greatest lawyers,” a former adversary says, but he has drawn criticism from foes of the Clintons and concern from their friends.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

The burning question left in the wake of the latest episode of "Game of Thrones" is not whether the Night's Watch will survive the Wildlings' attack, but whether it's possible for a human to crush an adversary's cranium with his or her bare hands.
(NBC News Science, )


1 example:

In honor of the fifth anniversary of her Let's Move! campaign, Michelle Obama challenged friend and fitness adversary Ellen DeGeneres to a dance-off to the Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars hit "Uptown Funk."The results?
(NBC Today, )

Other sentences

61 examples:

We exorcise you, every unclean spirit, every satanic power, every incursion of the infernal adversary, every legion, every congregation and diabolical sect.

Beware the wrath of a patient adversary.
(John C. Calhoun)

Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle.
(Samuel Johnson)

We can only win by giving everything and being ready to defeat the adversary with fiery aggression.
(Jurgen Klinsmann)

In the war against pests, the lowly cockroach makes for a fearsome adversary.
(Amina Khan in Los Angeles Times - Science, )

The voodoo king of New Orleans will be a magical adversary for John Constantine.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

He's praised his onetime nemesis, George W. Bush, as well as his onetime adversary, Bill Clinton.
(Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey in Los Angeles Times - National News, )

Washington is divided over whether Beijing should be viewed as naval partner or potential adversary.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Donald Sterling's true adversary in the NBA's bid to kick him out isn't the commissioner, Adam Silver.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

But they’re now little more than an excuse for a slowly shuffling adversary, in most games and films.
(The Independent - Gadgets & Tech, )

But a flock of activist supporters is proving a worthy adversary for the bird-hunting government agents.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

The Arsenal man was left in a heap following a meaty barge from his Manchester United adversary during the warm-up.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Used against a potential adversary, the same weapons are portrayed as a bloodless alternative to traditional airstrikes.
(Forbes - Technology, )

But in the end it was his first-half push on his old adversary that was as near as he got to taking on 'The Special One'.
(The Independent - Football, )

His Indian opponent and supposed adversary, Ravindra Jadeja, was also cleared of a lesser breach of the ICC code of conduct.
(The Independent - Cricket, )

Marvel's latest TV venture adds the "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actor as an adversary for the recently cast title character.
(The Hollywood Reporter - TV, )

Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has a new adversary in Keytruda, a new drug from pharmaceutical stalwart Merck & Co.
(UPI - Health News, )

In the background I watch some Monty Python with amusement as the Black Knight hops on one foot taunting his adversary, King Arthur.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Israel and its main Gaza adversary weigh an Egyptian cease-fire proposal late on Monday, after Hamas sends a drone across the border.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

The US says it faces a "dedicated adversary" and an "ever evolving threat" to the nation's cyber security, after a major data breach.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls thanks his political adversary George Osborne for sponsoring him as he completed his second London Marathon.
(BBC News - Politics, )

Americans no longer see China as public enemy number one, with Russia now cited as the country's top adversary, according to a new poll.
(CNBC, )

In walks a far-right Republican, a woman from the West who was part of the Tea Party Caucus -- the sort who'd seem an obvious adversary.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Sir Alex Ferguson has penned a heartfelt tribute to old adversary Arsene Wenger ahead of the Frenchman’s 1,000th game as manager of Arsenal.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

To any British kid who grew up watching James Bond, it might appear that Her Majesty's Secret Service is clever enough to defeat any adversary.
(Forbes - Technology, )

It's rare that Arsene Wenger affords himself a smile, unless it's in a pre-match press conference jibe towards his old adversary Jose Mourinho.
(The Independent - Football, )

Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry pleads not guilty to charges he abused his power in an attempt to pressure a political adversary to resign.
(BBC News - World News, )

As the US and a coalition of countries mobilised against new Islamist enemies this month, the voice of an ageing adversary echoed in the distance.
(The Independent - World News, )

In honor of the fifth anniversary of her Let's Move! campaign, Michelle Obama challenged friend and fitness adversary Ellen DeGeneres to a dance-off.
(NBC News Entertainment, )

BAE Systems is producing a prototype system to protect U.S. aircraft from adversary air defense radars for DARPA's Adaptive Radar Countermeasures program.
(UPI - Business News, )

On a recent trip to Pyongyang, former Bay Area Rep. 'Pete' McCloskey confronts his troubling combat memories by meeting and saluting a Korean War adversary.
(Lee Romney in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

As he prepares to resume hostilities with an old adversary, Nigel Clough at least has the consolation it's only his ego Steve Bruce can bruise on this occasion.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party will test its popularity in midterm elections Saturday after six years of leading the island to landmark deals with longtime adversary China.
(Ralph Jennings in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

ADAM SHERGOLD IN ZURICH: Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned the FIFA World Player of the Year for the second time, breaking the stranglehold of his great adversary Lionel Messi.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Yemen's dominant Houthi group accepted on Sunday a five-day humanitarian ceasefire proposed by its adversary Saudi Arabia but said it would respond to any violations of the pause.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

The decision appeared to be a signal of Saudi Arabia’s continued displeasure with the Obama administration over United States relations with Iran, its rising regional adversary.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Roy Keane has been busy promoting his latest autobiography, The Second Half, by sniping at the numerous enemies he made during his career, but one former adversary has bitten back.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The 1980s blockbuster returns to Broadway in a cinematically propulsive staging that stars Ramin Karimloo as prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean, and Will Swenson as his adversary, Javert.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

Jerry Brown’s most formidable G.O.P. adversary is turning out to be a fellow Californian who wields power from 2,700 miles away: Kevin McCarthy, the incoming House majority leader.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

President Obama's determination to persuade the public and Congress to support a historic nuclear agreement with Iran may soon run headlong against a proven political adversary: August.
(Los Angeles Times - World News, )

With a little help from the Stadium Course's famed Island Green, Tiger Woods downed adversary Sergio Garcia on Sunday and won the Players Championship for the first time in over a decade.
(Fox News - Sports, )

Three U.S. Navy airmen stranded in the South Pacific battle the elements in the fact-based World War II drama "Against the Sun," but their greatest adversary ultimately proves to be timing.
(Michael Rechtshaffen in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat will not come up against old adversary Louis van Gaal in the Premier League this season but has had his say on his compatriot’s first campaign at Man United.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Teams of up to four hunters rally together in an attempt to topple their beast-like adversary, an enemy that can, once it’s consumed enough carcasses, evolve into a more powerful opponent.
(The Independent - Gadgets & Tech, )

When Sir Ian Botham made his pre-series prediction of a -0 England whitewash, the response of his Australian friend and former Ashes adversary Allan Border was as eye-watering as it was unequivocal.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The United States has asked Iraq’s prime minister to work with the Kurds to persuade the Sunni minority that the next government will be an “ally not an adversary,” an administration official said.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

The Obama administration is mulling possible discussions with Iran over the mounting security crisis in Iraq, a senior official said on Sunday, in what would mark a major step in US engagement with its longtime adversary.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

After two decades of trying to build a partnership with Russia, the NATO alliance now feels compelled to start treating Moscow as an adversary, the second-ranking official of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Thursday.
(Fox News - Politics, )

It’s a “don’t trust, just verify” approach, and is the first step to bringing Iran into the world’s nuclear community as a partner instead of an adversary, making Iran a compliant signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Criticism of 47 Republican senators' letter to Iranian leaders escalated Friday, and one of the lawmakers expressed misgivings about writing directly to an adversary to raise doubts about President Barack Obama's nuclear negotiations.
(The Denver Post - Politics, )

The jodhpurs, tapering emphatically at the blood-red Jeffrey West ankle boots (don’t call them winklepickers), are made to measure at Kilgour of Savile Row, 1920s cut, and a formidable adversary to the trouser, according to the host.
(The Independent - Sport, )

He faces ‘unexpected adversity’ when a fraternity house opens close to his family home, but Seth Rogen appears to lose his latest battle of wills with adversary Zac Efron in the latest sneak peek from their new film, Bad Neighbours.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

Former Nottinghamshire captain Jason Gallian, who once angrily threw Kevin Pietersen’s cricket bat off the Trent Bridge balcony, believes his old adversary has the talent to tame his temperament and become England’s greatest runscorer.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Russia's cold warrior has been studying his on-again, off-again adversary in the White House for more than five years now -- and some lawmakers argue his military invasion in Ukraine shows he has been emboldened by President Obama's actions.
(Fox News - Politics, )

Syncora Guarantee, with about $450 million at stake, has been Detroit's most persistent adversary in its bankruptcy case, challenging the city's access to casino-tax revenue, new borrowing to repair streetlights and the pact with two major banks.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

For all the carefully worded messages of support for Kellie Maloney after she announced that the ex-boxing promoter formerly known as Frank wanted to become a woman, it took Audley Harrison, once an adversary, to express the nation’s true feelings.
(The Independent - Sport, )

Charles Krauthammer said Friday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that if Iran is destabilizing the Middle East, potentially lifting the sanctions on the Islamic Republic as part of a nuclear deal could worsen the U.S. adversary's grip on the region.
(Fox News - Politics, )

Saudi Arabia, exasperated with U.S. vacillation over Syria's chemical arsenal and now its effort to reconcile with Iran, Riyadh's foremost adversary, is forging a new alliance of Islamist rebels in Syria under a pro-Saudi warlord to supersede the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army.
(UPI - Emerging Threats, )

The nation that launched the world’s first communications satellite (I remember it well – it was called Telstar) has so lost its manufacturing mojo that it has to rely on its most formidable military adversary to provide the hardware for some of its most sensitive communications.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely unacknowledged military campaign in the conflict.
(David S. Cloud, W.J. Hennigan, Ramin Mostaghim in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe has blasted New Democratic leader Thomas Mulcair for pulling out of a scheduled candidate’s debate at Vanier College on Sept. 16. But the NDP says Duceppe is missing the point, and argues that the real adversary for most Quebecers in this race is not Mulcair but Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

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