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  • n. Plural form of foeman.


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  • Englishmen and exaggerates American civilisation, we must bear in mind first that la vulgarité ne se traduit pas, and secondly, that the foes of our foemen are our friends.

    Arabian nights. English

  • A wall of wood, which alone shall abide unsacked by the foemen;

    A Historian For Our Time

  • (After a slight pause) No, there is no citizen approaching the palace; so mount the ancient cedar steps, and view the plains that skirt Ismenus and the fount of Dirce to see the mighty host of foemen.

    The Phoenissae

  • As yet, wars betwixt the two nations, though fierce and frequent, had been conducted on principles of fair hostility, and admitted of those softening shades by which courtesy and the respect for open and generous foemen qualify and mitigate the horrors of war.

    The Talisman

  • Sharrkan foregathered with his comrades, he said, Never looked I on the like of this cavalier: he hath one quality I have not yet seen in any and this it is that, when his foemen uncovereth

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Nay, foemen in war, it must be granted, especially when of fair and noble type, have many times ere now proved benefactors to those they have enslaved.


  • But in thy love-making thou hast not bethought thee that keep her to thyself thou mayst not while I am above ground, save thou bewray me, and join thee to my foemen and thine.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • I had deemed that my foemen were far away, and that ye that here are were all friends unto me and unto each other.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • So he told her somewhat, and of his dole and misery, and his dealings with the foemen of Greenford; but yet scantly, and as one compelled; and at last he said:

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Though the cavalry had fled before them, there was no pursuit; not a man, horseman or hoplite, did the conquering cavalry cut down; but, like men who have suffered a defeat, as if panic-stricken754 they slipped back through the ranks of the fleeing foemen.



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