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Enemy

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.

The enemy, 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.

Synonym: Foe, antagonist, opponent. See Adversary.

Origin: OF. Enemi, f. Ennemi, from L. Inimicus; in- (negative) _ amicus friend. See Amicable.


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Re: What is the purpose of life?

Life is a process, a propagation of self similar patterns. It has no more purpose than ocean waves. To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women? That is best.

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by temper
Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:45 am
 
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Topic: What is the purpose of life?
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What is the purpose of life?

To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women?

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by EnricoPallazzo
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:13 pm
 
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by biohazard
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Re: Discuss monogamy & polygamy

... why we needed many adult males working together. Did this have a specific purpose like for e.g. build an army to defend their species against enemies? Theoretically aren't the females polygamous too? I can understand a little as to why males have to invest in offspring rearing. I mean they ...

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by deostroll
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:21 pm
 
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