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one that opposes another in a battle, contest, controversy, or debate

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a contestant that you are matched against

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characterized by active hostility

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Deprived of ordinary resources, the analyst throws himself into the spirit of his opponent, identifies himself therewith, and not unfrequently sees thus, at a glance, the sole methods (sometime indeed absurdly simple ones) by which he may seduce into error or hurry into miscalculation.
I am aware we are political opponents," replied Verner, raising his eyebrows.
Gossett, that serpent, meanwhile, had beaten each of his three opponents without much difficulty.
I can but thank you," he said, in a tone too respectful to be sincere, "for your kindness in letting me speak, for I have often noticed that our Liberals never allow other people to have an opinion of their own, and immediately answer their opponents with abuse, if they do not have recourse to arguments of a still more unpleasant nature.
Bulstrode began to speak with a more chiselled emphasis--"the subject is likely to be referred to the medical board of the infirmary, and what I trust I may ask of you is, that in virtue of the cooperation between us which I now look forward to, you will not, so far as you are concerned, be influenced by my opponents in this matter.
Of the opponents, though, they knew little or nothing, and now as the two sides took their places upon the black and orange squares of the great jetan board Gahan obtained, for the first time, a close view of those who opposed him.
In the hero's erratic march from poverty in the first act, to wealth and triumph in the final one, in which he forgives all the enemies that he has left, he was assisted by the gallery, which applauded his generous and noble sentiments and confounded the speeches of his opponents by making irrelevant but very sharp remarks.
Instead of using an opera- glass they view the acts of their opponents with ME
severed human head at the feet of his opponents and asked them to
Early in the next round the White Corps student got an ugly wound on the side of his head and gave his opponent one like it.
However incensed at his adversary for the precautions which he recommended, Brian de Bois-Guilbert did not neglect his advice; for his honour was too nearly concerned, to permit his neglecting any means which might ensure victory over his presumptuous opponent.
Seeing this the great governor asked the creditor what answer he had to make to what his opponent said.
His opponent budged not an inch, but laughed loudly.
If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.
Twice he was obliged to step back; his opponent stirred not one inch.