from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of enmity.


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  • Grudges are good grudges when people wage a cold war: it becomes venomous when enemity emerges.

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  • Usually, when there is rivalry over certain things, enemity is alot more justified.

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  • But it seems that in the Chavez new world order, enemity toward the US is the high mark of civilization.

    Venezuela dysfunctionality

  • African National Congress PWV chairman Tokyo Sexwale recommended to the Goldstone Commission on Wednesday that township communities should be "linked" with local police stations in order to avert the existing legacy of enemity.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Between Bismarck and Whiskers there existed a deep rooted enemity, which always culminated in pitched battles.

    Jack Wright and His Electric Stage; or, Leagued Against the James Boys

  • To those authors whom he had personally offended, and to those whose opinion the world considered as decisive, and whom he suspected of envy or malevolence, he sent his Essay as a present before publication, that they might defeat their own enemity by praises which they could not afterwards decently retract.

    Lives of the English Poets: Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope

  • In turning over matters as they stood between them, he could trace Burke's enemity to no adequate cause; nor indeed could he believe it possible that he entertained any such inveterate feeling of hostility against him.

    The Emigrants Of Ahadarra The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • From this topic he could not help reverting, as he pursued his way home, to the hints he had received with respect to Hycy Burke's enemity towards him, the cause of which he could not clearly understand.

    The Emigrants Of Ahadarra The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • And though much of our friendship and enemity be still regulated by private considerations of benefit and harm, we pay, at least, this homage to general rules, which we are accustomed to respect, that we commonly perver our adversary's conduct, by imputing malice or injustice to him, in order to give vent to those passions, which arise from self-love and private interest.

    An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals

  • He claimed a 'false' complaint had been filed by Vadivelu due to previous enemity.

    Zee News : India National


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