from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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- n. an enemy who wants to kill you
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Mallory Robinson, my mortal enemy and the bane of my existence, turned and whispered something to her friends, Jordan and Carrie.
From this time forth Mordecai Lincoln was the mortal enemy of the Indian, and it is said that he sacrificed many in revenge for the murder of his father.”
She was a princess of great wit and generosity, but extremely bigotted to her sect, and a mortal enemy to the Christians, that is to say, to the Portuguese.
There is no such mortal enemy of genius as poverty except riches: a touch of the spur from time to time does good; but a constant rowelling disables.