Phrases with "enemy"

I was a man, sire, when the Cardinal de Richelieu, who was a judge of manhood, discovered an enemy in me. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Henry Kingsley They were both so utterly appalled by their late danger, that they spoke in whispers, though the enemy were a quarter of a mile off. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Charles Kingsley Why should I make him more my enemy than he is?” “Be it so. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

I could see where Mellinger had made a mistake in massing his enemy so as to make a grand-stand play. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Rudyard Kipling You can never be sure of getting rid of a friend or an enemy till he or she dies. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

T. E. Lawrence Our outposts had met the enemy only three miles outside the town. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Theodore Dreiser I don’t like to advise arbitrary methods, but what else is to be done? The enemy is armed and ready for action right now. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Dogs ignore neither enemy nor friend, and even from where he stood there was audible again the steady shuffle of many approaching sandals. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Theodore Dreiser Trust Cowperwood to dig a pit into which the enemy might fall. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

The devil here as in the monkish legendry appears as an enemy of souls, a tireless tempter. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

I remember telling him about my enemy Kliushnikov, a warrior from New Street a fat boy with a large head, whom I could not conquer in battle, nor he me. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

As to fortune, he had made — he, humble as he was — an enemy of the cardinal; that is to say, of a man before whom trembled the greatest men of the kingdom, beginning with the king. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Arthur Conan Doyle The swift battle cruisers were sent on independently at full speed to hold the enemy until the main fleet should arrive. The Death Voyage by Arthur Conan Doyle

One can be brave enough when an enemy turns tail. Ketira the Gypsy by Ellen Wood [1876]

Wilkie Collins He had put the case with perfect fairness — his bitterest enemy could not have denied that. The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins [1881]

Rafael Sabatini You were my enemy once, and have since been in a mistrustful truce with me, yet you can doubt that I did this thing. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Very well, I am an enemy of that nature. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

George Gissing How would Pelagius use the knowledge he had gained? Even when quite recovered from the fever, Marcian did not venture to go forth, lest an enemy should be waiting for him without. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Thomas Hughes He gave way at all points, and the enemy marched right over him, cavalry, infantry, and artillery, the land transport corps, and the camp followers. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Ford Madox Ford In addition, votes might be gained by the Government from the small but relatively noisy and menacing part of the British population that favoured the enemy nations. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

For the first time I slept under the same roof as Lilian. And I forgot that the universe contained an enigma to solve or an enemy to fear. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman She was wide awake, staring at the moonlight, when she suddenly felt the soft white strings of the thing tighten around her throat and realized that her enemy was again upon her. The Southwest Chamber by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Anthony Trollope Now and again Mr. Hardlines would look in, but he did so rather as an enemy than as a friend. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

More than once, the Spaniards were thrown into a panic by false reports that the enemy were upon them. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

T. E. Lawrence It was a quandary, which eventually we tried to solve by sending thirty men to check the enemy patrol gradually; and, if possible, to draw them lightly aside into the broken hills. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Rudyard Kipling The two met confusedly, Vernon trying to do what he could with his longer reach; Winton, insensible to blows, only concerned to drive his enemy into a corner and batter him to pulp. A Diversity of Creatures by Rudyard Kipling [1917]

Edmund Burke An enemy is a bad witness; a robber is a worse. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

George Borrow Oh, the joy I experienced when I felt my enemy canted over my neck, and saw him lying senseless in the road. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

The man had tried to kidnap Prince John and had been foiled by Alison. He must be desperate with all his plans in confusion, a mad dog ready to tear whatever enemy he could get his fangs into. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope Given the fact that he wanted an enemy out of the way, he could go to work to prepare to put him out of the way without exaggerated dread of the consequences as far as this world is concerned. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

William Blades BESIDES the worm I do not think there is any insect enemy of books worth description. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

Jeremy Bentham Antipathy against your enemy is apt to give birth to sympathy on your part towards those who are objects of antipathy, as well as to antipathy against those who are objects of sympathy, to him. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

What he had in his mind was something on a small scale, just to keep the enemy busy while he, Ricardo, had time to nose around a bit. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Anthony Trollope Caldigate had, he thought, deceived and inflicted a terrible stain on his family; and therefore Caldigate was an enemy upon whom it behoved him to be revenged. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing She had no enemy in the world like the man who could accuse Thyrza of guilt. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Wilkie Collins She paid no attention whatever to the captain, whose exasperating consideration for his vanquished enemy made him more polite to her than ever. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Maria Edgeworth Their monarch must adore you, if you banish from his presence that most dreadful enemy of kings, and most obstinate resident of courts, ennui. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

He who has incurred your displeasure may be a friend of ours, but he is an enemy to the state. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Augustine Birrell Hyde had no more bitter, no more cruel enemy than Marvell. Why this was has not been discovered, but there was nothing too bad for Marvell not to believe of any member of Clarendon’s household. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

She had made for herself that worst enemy a woman can have — a disappointed lover. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

D. H. Lawrence She found Count Dionys had been removed from Hurst Place to Voynich Hall, where other enemy officers were interned. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

And presently he turned away light-heartedly, and walked back to the Barracks. He was glad, very glad, that his enemy was dead. The Web of Maya by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

Treat your friend, says the proverb, as though he were one day to become your enemy, and your enemy as though he were one day to become your friend. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

George Gissing But his bodyguard held together with wonderful firmness, only now and then an enemy got near enough to dash a fist in his face. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Simon was certainly an enemy to himself, for he had deforced the Bishop’s men in such a way as to lay the blame on his innocent head. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

H.P. Lovecraft The lassitude of his earlier ill days gave place to a return of his fiery purpose, so that he seemed about to hurl defiance at the death-daemon even as that ancient enemy seized him. Cool Air by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

Richard Burton The enemy showed no love of fair play, and never appeared contented unless five or six of them were setting upon a single man. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

There was no enemy as Guamachucho; no rising among the natives. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

H. G. Wells Through the struggle against Chaos, in the wake of the Famine, came now another old enemy of humanity — the Pestilence, the Purple Death. But the war does not pause. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

I appeared, an enemy as he thought, and he had despairingly flung himself on me. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

G. K. Chesterton The notion that a novelist takes a character bodily and in all its details from a friend or an enemy is a blunder that has done a great deal of harm. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Robert Green Ingersoll The science of medicine has but one enemy — superstition. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

T. E. Lawrence A while after, the Zaagi got into position on the bank and his party fired twenty or thirty ragged shots, as though the enemy was still there. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Marjorie Bowen The murder seemed absolutely motiveless, the dead man was not known to have an enemy in the world, yet robbery was out of the question, for nothing had been even touched. Scoured Silk by Marjorie Bowen

But one thing he could say: he had been no man’s enemy but his own; every dollar, every cent had gone to pay his debts; he had come out with clean hands. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Such curious statements as the following are met with: “The raven is an enemy to the bull and the ass, for it flies round them and strikes their eyes. Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae [1890]

G. K. Chesterton At the same moment the man crawled out of the ditch in a masquerade of mud and rushed at his old enemy from behind. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

He was carried on over the hill, or rolled into an enemy trench, but anyhow he was lost to my ken. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

William Dampier Beyond these mangroves, on the firm land close by the side of the river, the Spaniards have built a breast-work, purposely to hinder an enemy from the landing. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

No doubt the enemy would begin with overtures — Haraldsen and the House to be handed over — Lombard and myself to sign some kind of bond of conformity. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

His mind went back to Wednesday afternoon, when he had desired to hear the enemy aeroplanes zooming over London. He caught Ravelston’s arm and paused to gesticulate at the Corner Table poster. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Benjamin Disraeli They admit the Cavalry, but the exulting Horse find, to their dismay, that the enemy are not routed, but that there are yet inner squares formed at salient angles. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Ford Madox Ford One could have fought with a clean heart for a civilization: if you like for the eighteenth century against the twentieth, since that was what fighting for France against the enemy countries meant. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Wilkie Collins Had the maid any reason to be an enemy to the late Mrs. Eustace?” “Nobody had any reason to be an enemy to the late Mrs. Eustace!” he broke out, loudly and vehemently. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

George Meredith His admiration of an enemy or oppressor doing great deeds, wins him entirely. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

That eased my mind, and I started off for Masterton, who was in greater straits than ever, for the enemy seemed to be weakening on the river bank and putting his main strength in against our right . Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

He met with less annoyance from the enemy than on the preceding days; a circumstance owing in some degree, perhaps, to the state of the weather, which was exceedingly tempestuous. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Walter Scott At first Father Aldrovand viewed their motions without anxiety, nay, with the scornful smile of one who observes an enemy in the act of falling into the snare spread for them by superior skill. The Betrothed by Walter Scott [1825]

Walter Besant Thank Heaven! he is not an enemy of myself, but of my brother; therefore, I am not called upon to forgive him. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Thomas Carlyle Man everywhere is the born enemy of lies. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

I have always thought poor wavering Dick was nobody’s enemy but his own; but, as to throwing any light on that night’s work, I can’t do it. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

The enemy was in a situation to catch us with his fire on our flank and left rear. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Andrew Lang And before very long he found he was too late, for the bear had come round by another path, and guessing where his enemy was began to scratch at the roots of the tree. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells They chased the enemy into a dark gully, very much overgrown. The Grisly Folk by H. G. Wells [1921]

Who is an enemy to God and His angels and His apostles and Gabriel and Michael?—Verily, God is an enemy to the unbelievers. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

That’s the proposition I am putting before you — to get rid of an enemy to all humankind. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

But it was perfectly obvious that there would be no battle for a long while yet, unless the enemy started it. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Jonathan Swif A pox on his praises! an enemy here would say more. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

We are committing that crime, and yet I am not the enemy of these reforms, because I am a Socialist.” Cries from the Left, “We don’t believe you!” Mighty applause from the Right. . Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

It was then, with a sudden pang as though an enemy had struck a blade into him, that he realised the intensity of his hatred for this boy. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Andrew Lang I knew that after two hundred years a Prince would recall her to the light of day, and a Princess, in restoring to me the hand which my enemy had cut off, would give me back my natural form. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Arthur Conan Doyle And of all these generous men there was none who was the equal of this admirable milord, who held out so warm a hand to an enemy in distress. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Jonathan Swif One cannot withhold them from drawing different ways, while the enemy is watching to destroy both. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Sinclair Lewis It was a relief when Lorinda received her as an adult, as one too sensible to insult by pity — received her, in fact, with as much respect as if she were an enemy and not a friend. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

If a sudden shivering comes over such people, they believe that, at that instant, an enemy is treading over the spot that will one day be their grave. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Jack London With the exception of Lip-lip, they were compelled to hunch together for mutual protection against the terrible enemy they had made. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Anthony Hope They believe him to be some private enemy of the duke’s. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

When the war started, I considered the subject calmly for three days, and then I said: “Andra Amos, ye’ve found the enemy at last. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Henry Handel Richardson And who knows what a friend is, who hasn’t an enemy to match him? It’s a question of light and shade, theme and counter-theme, of artistic proportion. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Anthony Trollope Every word from an enemy is a wound to him. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

M. P. Shiel Do not imagine me an enemy of piety. The Last Miracle by M. P. Shiel [1906]

Thomas Love Peacock Mr Nightshade. You are perhaps, sir, an enemy to literature in general? Mr Escot. If I were, sir, I should be a better friend to periodical critics. Headlong Hall by Thomas Love Peacock

George Gissing An enemy would have called him offensively aristocratic; only malicious ignorance could have accused him of snobbishness. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Robert Louis Stevenson And I see you are like me, a good patriot and an enemy to princes. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

The enemy was overpowered in every quarter. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

Thomas Hardy One’s patience gets exhausted by staying a prisoner in bed all day through a sudden freak of one’s enemy — new to me, though — for I have known very little of gout as yet. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

T. E. Lawrence The Egyptian gunners were asked to return the fire and smother the enemy guns. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

George Meredith I’m not sure I could have said guilty to the same sort of things, in order to tell an enemy of mine I was sorry for what I had done, and I respect you for your courage. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

T. E. Lawrence The enemy in Wadi Safra and the Sultani road were estimated at nearly five thousand men. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The traces of an enemy became more frequent as he advanced. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

We lost men all the time, but the enemy made no big scoop, though he was always on the edge of one. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Sharp, irresistible by mail or shield, By guard unparried as by flight unstayed, O serviceable Rumor, let me wield Against my enemy no other blade. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

I had unchained an enemy among them whose joy it was to shed their blood and to revel in their groans. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Anthony Trollope After that word had been spoken he was the man’s enemy for ever. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Arthur Machen The enemy established in our vitals! But is it possible, after all? How could it have been worked?” Merritt told Lewis how it had been worked, or rather, how people said it had been worked. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Jules Verne The Burgomaster Van Tricasse, despite the warlike ardour with which he was filled, had not thought it best to throw himself upon the enemy without warning him. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

At last I determined to challenge my enemy to a duel. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Ah! But here was an enemy to fight indeed — an enemy old as earthly life and which Vanaman had spent years in training himself to strive against. Claimed! by Francis Stevens

Andrew Lang Hard did they fight, but Owen overthrew his enemy and drove him in front to the castle gate and into the hall. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Charles Dickens The men of Kent even invited over, to take possession of Dover, their old enemy Count Eustace of Boulogne, who had led the fray when the Dover man was slain at his own fireside. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

E. T. A. Hoffmann He had to contend with the worst enemy of life, against which no human power is of any avail; it not only threatened to destroy him, but really did destroy him — namely, consumption. Master Johannes Wacht by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Andrew Lang Then he dragged his enemy joyfully to the house, feeling that at length he had got the better of the mischievous beast which had done him so many ill turns. The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

But the young prince did not take any notice of her while she stood by the board, for he knew that this girl was the enemy of Ireland, and he could not bring himself even to look at her. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

He sprang to one side, fearing an attack from behind; but instead of an enemy he saw a woman; instead of the enemy’s weapon he was prepared to encounter, a nosegay fell at his feet. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Thomas Hardy Besides, why should she have brought an enemy here at all?’ ‘Then she must have fallen in love with him. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

H. G. Wells I kept a sharp eye for my enemy the Hyena-swine, but he never appeared. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Sir Walter Scott An enemy of our Order hast thou ever been, yet would I have thee honourably met with. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Baldwin Spencer Amongst the Ilpirra tribe especially, a very simple method consists in merely charming a finger by singing over it, and then pointing it at an enemy who is supposed to waste away. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Jane Austen But I too have been thinking over the past, and a question has suggested itself, whether there may not have been one person more my enemy even than that lady? My own self. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Andrew Lang If we should be pursued by an enemy I can seize our boat by the prow and sink it to the bottom of the sea. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

However, he said nothing, for his enemy had not yet shown him how the boat was to be made. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Anthony Trollope Do you hesitate to do at my command that which you would fain do yourself? The Consul requires an enemy to depart from the city. The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope [1881]

Andrew Lang And his wife called her maid to her and said, ‘Let us change clothes, and you shall be called by my name, and I by yours, lest the enemy finds us. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

No, I fear an enemy nowadays, and I go in terror of the sometime friend, but I have the utmost confidence in the dear police. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Nathaniel Hawthorne No friend nor enemy that know Franklin Pierce would have expected him to act otherwise. Life of Franklin Pierce by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Rudyard Kipling The war will go on till the enemy is finished. France at War by Rudyard Kipling [1915]

Wilkie Collins Perhaps, if I had succeeded, I ought to have interfered and enlightened you, even at the sad sacrifice of making an enemy of my own son. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

He had no wish to make an enemy of her, for if he was going to get anything out of her he was sure it would not be by any hostile questioning. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

G. K. Chesterton He did not look up, but his comrade and enemy addressed him like one who must free himself of his feelings. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Then his dead body would be ghastly evidence that all was not well on Black Gallows and that there was an enemy in the camp. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Kenneth Grahame You ‘re an enemy of the human race, you see! “Haven’t got an enemy in the world,” said the dragon, cheerfully. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

William Makepeace Thackeray Again driven away, your bitterest enemy shall bring you back. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

To save the life of Baron d’Escorval — an enemy — to wrest him from the execution on the very steps of the scaffold, as it were, seemed to him a delightful enterprise. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Anthony Trollope When a man will do this pertinaciously, and when his selected enemy is wealthy and of high standing, he will generally succeed in getting a party round him. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Paine All their wishes centred in one, which was, that the country would turn out and help them to drive the enemy back. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Anthony Hope Mr. Rassendyll asked no better than to meet his enemy thus in the open. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

R. D. Blackmore All that I want is simply this, and having gone so far, I must tell you all, or make an enemy of you. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Anthony Trollope If Phineas Finn could have struck an enemy with a club, in a dark passage, behind his back, I will never care to speak to any man again. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Olaf Stapledon They had the knowledge and power to defeat the enemy in war; they received desperate appeals for help; yet they did nothing. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

T. E. Lawrence The enemy soldiers popped up their heads to gaze, and everything was very friendly and curious, till the cars slewed round their Vickers and began to spray the trenches. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

They were riding for Erzerum. Remember that for three months we had been with the enemy and had never seen the face of an Ally in arms. Greenmantle by John Buchan

H. G. Wells So far that had done no worse for him than make an enemy or so in scientific circles. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

T. E. Lawrence He pushed forward until the enemy saw him. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Now, the white-headed sea-eagle, which seems, and with good reason, to be proud of its ruddy back, appears to have no enemy of its kind. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Elizabeth Gaskell I only do as my betters do, when I call Leonard’s mother Mrs Denbigh.” The moment she had said this she was sorry; it was an ungenerous advantage after the enemy had acknowledged himself defeated. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Mark Twain In that day, for a man to speak out openly and proclaim himself an enemy of negro slavery was simply to proclaim himself a madman. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Anatole France Men are sent out to reconnoitre the enemy who return without having reconnoitred anything. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Thomas Love Peacock Though they do keep slaves, they are all ready to fight for their own liberty; and I should not like to be an enemy within reach of one of their rifles. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

It seems as if he had kept Time at bay very long, and now at last, the common enemy will be held at arm’s-length no longer. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Pardon me, if I cannot, like you, beg of God permission to take his enemy into compact against the corruption which I promote, while I presume to pray against it. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

I am taking the enemy unawares. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

It was plain that the enemy had retreated to Corinth. The arrival of our fresh troops and their successful passage of the river had disheartened him. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

He fell in love with Cunizza, whom her lord, becoming the enemy of the Eccelini, began to ill-treat. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Andrew Lang With his falcon on his wrist, and his greyhound and cat behind him, the young man walked a long way, inquiring of everyone he met whether they had seen his enemy the ogre. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Niccolo Machiavelli And this arrangement I describe, I would also observe by day if I had the enemy near. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

In winter on the Zaragoza front they were important in that order, with the enemy a bad last. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Elizabeth Gaskell But how often we’re all mistaken; and, ten to one, my own hidden enemy lies closer to me than his does to him — even taking the worse view of the case. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Her sides were quite straight and fully ten feet high —“for the purpose,” explained Perry, “of adding dignity to her appearance and rendering it less easy for an enemy to board her. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Jack London As an enemy of his kind, it was in White Fang’s province to fight with them. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Anthony Trollope Could he be her rock? He did not speak to her like an enemy — and then, too, he would know better than any man alive how she might best escape from her trouble. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

William Godwin When however the enemy threw down their boughs, and their formidable numbers stood revealed, Macbeth and his forces immediately betook themselves to flight. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

Assume the appearance of affection, but remember you hold your deadliest enemy in your arms. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

Virginia Woolf Horace’s politics were equally detestable to Cole. He was, in writing at least, a red-hot republican, the bitter enemy of all those Tory principles that Cole revered. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Wilkie Collins So, the captain’s enemy plotted against him in the privacy of her own chamber, while the captain watched the light in her window from the beach outside. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

D. H. Lawrence I won’t go back on that, Jaz, though Kangaroo did say I was the enemy of civilisation. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

T. E. Lawrence Feisal checked his sincerity by asking for his personal word that the Babegh garrison, with British naval help, would resist enemy attack till Wejh fell. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Wilkie Collins In the last case (if no other end was gained), it might be of vital importance to her to discover an enemy hidden in the dark. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Arthur Conan Doyle The silence was broken, however, by an old Cromwellian Major named Hollis, who had been drawing upon paper the position of the villages in which the enemy was quartered. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Four enemy planes have already been brought down. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Anatole France I could believe him to be the Antichrist, and he does not want some of the signs by which that enemy of God is to be recognised. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

Anthony Trollope He was her enemy — her enemy in such fierce degree that she was always plotting the means of ridding herself altogether of his presence and influence. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

The enemy was intrenched and prepared for action. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

G. K. Chesterton He will try to love his enemy if only out of mere love of himself. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Theodore Dreiser But by his poor understanding of human nature, Stener considered that Cowperwood must be an enemy of his, and he would not have had either the courage or the business judgment to approach him. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

See what an immense advantage such guerillas possess over an enemy which clings to beaten tracks, moves in large bodies, slowly, and does not ‘know the country’. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Wilkie Collins You will now wonder no longer how I could have inherited the right to be his enemy, and the enemy of all who are of his blood. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Anthony Trollope But is it not a pity to take up your lance and shield before an enemy is within sight or hearing? But that was ever the way with your Don Quixote.’ ‘Perhaps there may be an enemy in ambush. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

The enemy had now had seven hours in which to learn of the movement and prepare to meet it. The Crime at Pickett’s Mill by Ambrose Bierce

The Tepeacans received their enemy on their borders. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

The enemy would easily block all communication with the principal strategic point, which would quickly enable him to defeat you utterly and decisively. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Edith Wharton For him the war was “the blue and the grey,” the rescue of lovely Southern girls, anecdotes about Old Glory, and the carrying of vital despatches through the enemy lines. The Spark by Edith Wharton

At that moment there came along one Estebán Delgado, a barber, an enemy to existing government, a jovial plotter against stagnation in any form. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Willa Cather The thing that bothers us is that little village stuck up on the hill, where the enemy machine guns have a strong position. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

The enemy fired no more; they realized what had happened. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope It was the duty of a brave man to meet his enemy face to face. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Anthony Trollope Even though she should appear to the world as a monster of ingratitude, she must treat the surviving Thwaite as her bitterest enemy as long as he maintained his pretensions to her daughter’s hand. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis He spent as much time in Schoenheim as possible, not only with Lulu but with Floyd. He played all his warm incandescence on Floyd, and turned that trusting drudge from enemy into admiring friend. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

W. H. Hudson I spent the night in penitent tears and prayers, and resolved in future to keep a strict watch over myself, now that the secret enemy of my soul had revealed itself to me. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

It was a hot, clear spring afternoon, and in the open fighting the enemy came on like troops at manoeuvres. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Anthony Trollope As she entered the iron gates she felt almost as though she were going into the presence of one who was an enemy to herself. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens He is nobody’s enemy —” —“Don’t add but his own,” interposed Estella, “for I hate that class of man. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Anthony Trollope Had he no will of his own, by which he might conquer this enemy? No; he had no will of his own, and the enemy would not be conquered. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

I know too much to be made an enemy of, sir — a great deal too much. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

But Gerard looks on them as no friends of his in this matter; and I’m Gerard’s comrade and it is a rule with us soldiers not to tell the enemy aught — but lies. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Abraham Merri Your friend shall be my friend, and your enemy my enemy. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Morier found that he was being talked of at Berlin as ‘the enemy of Prussia’, and atrocious calumnies were circulated. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Arthur Machen The munition works? Their enemy was rats. The Terror by Arthur Machen

George Gissing Speedily she was led into a room, where her enemy sat alone. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

The enemy is twenty-one ahead. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]