from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Satan, or the Devil.


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  • Then each approached the adversary and he set his breast against hers, but when he felt waist touch waist, his strength failed him; and she, waxing ware of this, lifted him with her hands swiftlier than the blinding leven-flash, and threw him to the ground.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Christianity seems to have been introduced very early into Mopsuestia and during the third century there is mention of a bishop, Theodorus, the adversary of Paul of Samosata.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • M. de Crousaz, the adversary of Bayle and Pope, is not distinguished by lively fancy or profound reflection; and even in his own country, at the end of a few years, his name and writings are almost obliterated.

    Life of Johnson

  • [568] For we know no other books that so destroy man's pride, that so break down the adversary and the self-defender who resists thy reconciliation by an effort to justify his own sins.

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

  • When the adversary shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of Jehovah will lift up a banner against him.

    The Holy Bible: Darby Translation

  • But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the adversary could not compensate the king ` s damage.

    The Holy Bible: Darby Translation

  • It belonged originally to Galatia, and was then the capital of King Dejotarus, the adversary of Mithridates, and the friend of the Romans.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • In Indiana and its immediate successors, consciously or unconsciously, she declares to the world what a beautiful soul M. Dudevant condemned to sewing on buttons; in Jacques she paints the man who might fitly have matched her spirit; and by the entire series, which now impresses us as fantastic in sentiment no less than in plot, she won her early reputation as the apologist for free love, the adversary of marriage.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • Witikind, the adversary and proselyte of Charlemagne, the posterity of a vanquished people was exalted to reign over their conquerors.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • If one is essaying a stealthy approach, it may alert the adversary if small animals in the path of approach begin to fall from their perches or drop from the air.

    Phule me twice


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