How To Use Enmity In A Sentence

  • And now he called Ahithophel, and consulted with him what he ought to do: he persuaded him to go in unto his father's concubines; for he said that "by this action the people would believe that thy difference with thy father is irreconcilable, and will thence fight with great alacrity against thy father, for hitherto they are afraid of taking up open enmity against him, out of an expectation that you will be reconciled again. Antiquities of the Jews
  • To him however that feels the same disgust and loathing, the same unutterable shuddering, as I feel, start up within him and shoot through his whole frame at the sight of them, these miscreate deformities, such as toads, beetles, or that most nauseous of all Nature's abortions, the bat, are not indifferent or insignificant: their very existence is a state of direct enmity and warfare against his. The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano Tales from the German of Tieck
  • I promise to refrain from taking part in feuds and quarrels and from creating enmity.
  • Flemings, and plans of bitter enmity against them; and the sight of his murdered father, with that look and tone of the old Dane, fired his spirit, and breaking from his trance of silent awe and grief, he exclaimed, "I see it, and dearly shall the traitor Fleming abye it! The Little Duke
  • Their friendship was turned to enmity through idle gossip.
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  • Their feud dates back almost two centuries with a level of enmity that has only gathered strength over the passing years.
  • The gaiety with which they had set out had somehow vanished; and yet there was no enmity or malice between them.
  • Death is, as one of the ancients observes, [Greek: to ton phoberon phoberotaton], _of dreadful things the most dreadful_: an evil, beyond which nothing can be threatened by sublunary power, or feared from human enmity or vengeance. The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 03 The Rambler, Volume II
  • Such actions increased the enmity between the two groups of black activists and led to more conflict.
  • The nature of all sin, therefore, consists in its enmity, its inconformity to the rule. Pneumatologia
  • Therefore there was great enmity between this covetous Jew and the generous merchant Antonio.
  • The locals said the family has no strong enmity with the accused.
  • I remember checking a maid because she sang some bairnly kickshaw while my mind was thus engaged; and my asperity brought about my ears the enmity of all the petticoats about the house; of which I reeked very little, but it amused Mr. Henry, who rallied me much upon our joint unpopularity. Persecutions Endured
  • Offence is often taken when it is unintended and enmity is regularly inferred from solicitations of friendship. Times, Sunday Times
  • Between his kind and ours, there's always been enmity and war. The Broken God
  • The clashes are largely fuelled by tribal enmity as well as competition for land and pastures. Times, Sunday Times
  • Serious political choices were made in the mid-19th century based on arguments of ‘my family was on the winning/losing side at Sekigahara and I therefore owe the Tokugawa bakufu loyalty for the reward we recieved/enmity for the reduction in my families fortunes.’ Successful Sakoku?
  • As to the source of that enmity, we are still somewhat in the dark. The Times Literary Supplement
  • This was also brought on by the bitter enmity between many players and their employers.
  • That which hath been revealed unto thee from thy Lord is certain to increase the contumacy and disbelief of many of them, and We have cast among them enmity and hatred till the Day of Resurrection.
  • And till that Spirit is given us, there is nothing but enmity and disaffection towards God; there is nothing but feebleness and impotence, as to any thing that is good; there is nothing but distemperature and diseasedness in man, which have pierced him to the very heart. The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.
  • There was no corruption, just nastiness and personal enmity. Times, Sunday Times
  • You owe them no loyalty ... you owe my country no enmity.
  • Nay, both His hands are spread out, He expends as He pleases; and what has been revealed to you from your Lord will certainly make many of them increase in inordinacy and unbelief; and We have put enmity and hatred among them till the day of resurrection; whenever they kindle a fire for war Allah puts it out, and they strive to make mischief in the land; and Allah does not love the mischief-makers. Three Translations of The Koran (Al-Qur'an) side by side
  • {70} Charnisay, left with eight children, all minors, made what reparation she could to La Tour by giving back the fort on the St. John, and La Tour, to wipe out the bitter enmity, married the widow of his enemy in February of 1653. Canada: the Empire of the North Being the Romantic Story of the New Dominion's Growth from Colony to Kingdom
  • Polyneices took refuge in Argos and did all he could to arouse enmity against Thebes.
  • The Genies are long out of the bottle as the Scots and the Welsh assemblies would now have to make a serious mess of it to earn sufficient enmity, nay the deep hatred of their electorates that their abolition is demanded. Archive 2007-08-05
  • Agreeing in some points of his history, they all celebrate his life of penitence, his mortifications, his fastings, his functions of mediator and expiator, the enmity between him and another god, his adversary, their battles, and his ascendency. The Ruins, or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires and the Law of Nature
  • He had concluded long ago that all possible relations, even those of enmity -- practical enmity at least -- were over between them, and that Mr Beauchamp considered the bejan sufficiently punished for thrashing him, by being deprived of his condescending notice for the rest of the ages. Alec Forbes of Howglen
  • European football's governing body is eager to avoid the pre-match sparring that has fuelled much of the enmity between the old rivals. Times, Sunday Times
  • Act through Parliament which declared that nothing contained in the dictatory law of Queen Anne gave the privilege of a natural born subject to any child, born or to be born abroad, whose father at the time of his or her birth either stood attainted of high treason, or was in the actual service of a foreign state in enmity to the crown of Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton
  • Or, more appropriately, though rather more abstrusely, could she have been thinking of Rumour in Henry IV part 2, which with ‘covert enmity / Under the smile of safety wounds the world’?
  • Visa officials should have the immediate power to deny entry to all those who spew hatred of America or who belong to organizations that express enmity to the United States.
  • Personal enmity, property disputes, love intrigues, dowry and gain are the major reasons for murdering women.
  • The enemy mask their enmity under an appearance of friendliness.
  • There can be much enmity, rivalry and bullying between siblings. Times, Sunday Times
  • The implacable Destiny which consigns the brothers to mutual enmity and mutual destruction, for the guilt of a past generation, involving a Mother and a Sister in their ruin, spreads a sombre hue over all the poem; we are not unmoved by the characters of the hostile Brothers, and we pity the hapless and amiable Beatrice, the victim of their feud. The Life of Friedrich Schiller Comprehending an Examination of His Works
  • She denied any personal enmity towards him.
  • Instead he is faced with fake holymen peddling religious enmity and the purblind nouveau riche materialism of his family who bypass the country's problems in their smart new cars.
  • What are the sources of enmity against us, and how could those sources be reduced?
  • {70} Charnisay, left with eight children, all minors, made what reparation she could to La Tour by giving back the fort on the St. John, and La Tour, to wipe out the bitter enmity, married the widow of his enemy in February of 1653. Canada: the Empire of the North Being the Romantic Story of the New Dominion's Growth from Colony to Kingdom
  • Britain was accused of trying to partition the country "because of historic enmity".
  • Those who proclaim God as love unto the end, must give the witness of love: devoted to the suffering in love, fending off hatred and enmity - the social dimension of the Christian Faith, of which I have spoken in the encyclical "Deus caritas est". Papal Letter about the Lifting of the SSPX Excommunications - the Letter Itself
  • Granted, the geographically-challenged seafarer from five centuries ago does not elicit the personal enmity afforded the more recent figures and their actions. Alison Owings: Happy (or Not so Happy) Columbus Day to us All!
  • The demon too is an object of worship - a tribute to the principle of devotion manifest as enmity, and a characteristically Indian paradigm seeking to reconcile irreconcilables.
  • Instead he is faced with fake holymen peddling religious enmity and the purblind nouveau riche materialism of his family who bypass the country's problems in their smart new cars.
  • The enmity of the tribes was old, and with independence their anxieties about one another became acute.
  • For many years, there has been deep enmity between the two ethnic groups.
  • There had been a few attempts to sedate enmity in advance.
  • They had already incurred the enmity of the royal houses of Europe, why add that of the bankers?
  • It was a military truce, but of course the political enmity persisted.
  • That stuck-up doll-face," was the way the girls of the neighbourhood described her; and though she earned their enmity by her beauty and aloofness, she none the less commanded their respect. Chapter 2
  • The four vocal scenes of the final act are a direct result of this inflamed spirit of enmity and continued misunderstanding.
  • Black, who liquidated a few banks in his time and earned the eternal enmity of Charles Keating, minces no words in describing the massive fraud by bankers and the regulators, including Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, whom he describes as abetting them. The Progressive
  • It buys him first bemusement, then solicitation, and finally enmity and a serious whack upside the head.
  • Answered the crow, Verily, the truest speech is the best speech; and haply thou speakest with thy tongue that which is not in thy heart; so I fear lest thy brotherhood be only of the tongue, outward, and thy enmity be in the heart, inward; for that thou art the Eater and I the Eaten, and faring apart were apter to us than friendship and fellowship. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • The enmity of states has given rise to the deployment of other counter-productive crudities, such as sanctions on Iran, trade barriers against the developing world and the exchange of rhetorical abuse, beloved of George Bush and his amanuensis, Tony Blair. Clegg told the truth on Iraq. It's for Cameron to end a decade of pretence
  • Archbishop Jaenberht was outraged when Offa raised Lichfield to an archiepiscopal see, and the scheme was abandoned after the king's death on the grounds that it had been prompted by enmity towards the people of Kent.
  • I don't understand his enmity towards his parents.
  • To carry on or perpetuate a bitter quarrel or state of enmity.
  • But the idea of a stable, independent Sind is ludicrous, given the enmity between Sunnis and Shias that I saw in Karachi. The Lawless Frontier
  • For if it be said that there is enmity between the vine and colewort, because when planted near each other they do not thrive, the reason is obvious — that both of these plants are succulent and exhaust the ground, and thus one robs the other. The New Organon
  • Therefore there was great enmity between this covetous Jew and the generous merchant Antonio.
  • Further change may even see the disappearance of religious enmity from our press boxes - or maybe that's too much to ask.
  • The clashes are largely fuelled by tribal enmity as well as competition for land and pastures. Times, Sunday Times
  • This descent into enmity is not just one party's fault.
  • Their work catapulted them to the world centrestage, where they were surrounded by adulation and enmity at the same time.
  • At least, we don't feel enmity toward fellow human beings very often.
  • There he drove home his message that this had to be the focus if the decades of enmity between the countries were to be ended.
  • Indeed there is a long history of mutual enmity between the two countries which dates back some 400 years.
  • The result was a long and bitter enmity between the two peoples, each of whom viewed the other with suspicion and loathing. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World
  • But now research suggests that rather than being due to enmity, geographic rivalries may be grounded in economic reality. Times, Sunday Times
  • By far the person radiating the most resentment and enmity was Will.
  • This is a play about transformations: a boy into a man, a man into a king, enmity to possible love (the wooing scene between the bluff Henry and the enchanting French princess is a delight).
  • As a Jew, a liberal, a humanist, an internationalist, he attracted the enmity of rationalistanti - semites.
  • The unclean spirit shouting out to Jesus represents both a verbal challenge and the demon's enmity toward him.
  • For every vicious habit being radicated in the will, and being a strong love, inclination and adhesion to sin, unless the natural being of this love be taken off, the enmity against God remains. The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Blood is shed everywhere and millions perish as victims of enmity.
  • I remember checking a maid because she sang some bairnly kickshaw while my mind was thus engaged; and my asperity brought about my ears the enmity of all the petticoats about the house; of which I reeked very little, but it amused Mr. Henry, who rallied me much upon our joint unpopularity. Persecutions Endured
  • But rivalry turned to enmity and the most bitter of wars on the track. Times, Sunday Times
  • Flattery brings friends, but the truth begets enmity
  • But his complaints that government programs to aid children only expand welfare dependency earned him a certain public enmity in 1994.
  • The two debates engaged major personalities in the discipline and a similar degree of enmity and venom.
  • But there was no conceivable doubt about where Philippa stood; and there was no question about the mutual enmity of the two worlds. Richard Temple
  • It's an ancient enmity that rarely ends well for one of its parties, and so it proved in this rooftop encounter. Times, Sunday Times
  • The atmosphere of enmity seemed like an ugly noise in her pleasant office.
  • The village and its fields were enclosed by barbed wire which separated their greenness from the bleakness of the enmity all around. Shimon Peres - Nobel Lecture
  • In other cases, there would be fierce debate, enmity and bitter recrimination.
  • This no doubt is because of the strong enmity among residents over the history and civics textbooks edited by the society.
  • I don't understand his enmity towards his parents.
  • There may, however, be more to the conflict than just historical enmity.
  • By far the person radiating the most resentment and enmity was Will.
  • Years of hatred and enmity were unleashed in the suicidal battle over Mongolia.
  • The foresaid attempt and ouerthrowe, bred greater enmity betweene the Portugales and them of Bantam, and gaue an especiall occasion for the aduancement of our traffique. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation
  • She denied any personal enmity towards him.
  • He, as had been related, was a bitter political opponent of Scipio Africanus the Great, and he continued his enmity to Scipio's adopted son, called Scipio the Plutarch's Lives, Volume II
  • We remember the indomitable leadership of Mustafa Kemal, who as Ataturk, the father of a nation, put aside the conflict and any enmity, and laid the foundation for a warm friendship that this day unites our nations. Dawn Service, Gallipoli - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • We see them interacting with their children, stepchildren, husbands, siblings and patrons, and we are frequently able to hear them tell their own stories about love and friendship, enmity and revenge, ambition and success.
  • She represents the permanence of an eternal Britain in an ancestral rivalry in which mutual admiration has always matched enmity. Times, Sunday Times
  • Ending three decades of enmity, the two visionaries shelved Cold War differences to unite against a growing Soviet threat.
  • In the national interest they should bury their enmity and we should have a constructive conversation. The Sun
  • One lesson, Nature, let me learn of thee, A lesson that on every wind is borne, A lesson of two duties kept at one Though the loud world proclaim their enmity: Of toil unsevered from tranquility, Of labor that in lasting fruit outgrows Far noisier schemes, accomplished in repose, Too great for haste, too high for rivalry ... Problems of Conduct
  • The enmity that existed between China and the west after 1949, was not apparent during the war.
  • In 2010, responding to a BBC poll of how various countries regard each other, the paper said public opinion about China was shaped by the Western media, which it described as "unsuitably seasoned with misunderstanding, misinterpretation or even bias and enmity. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • Yet, for men's sakes whom thy vast malison Must wither innocent of enmity, Be not withdrawn, dark arm, thy spoilure done, Safe to the bosom of our prosperity. Books
  • If mutual enmity is on the rise, there is no shortage of reasons to explain why. Times, Sunday Times
  • Welles did indeed have enemies, although he had done his best to earn their enmity.
  • That such a policy may have stirred up the enmity which resulted in last week's atrocious acts of violence should not be dismissed out of hand.
  • It appears then from what has been said that there are twenty-seven prerogative instances, namely, solitary instances; migratory instances; striking instances; clandestine instances; constitutive instances; conformable instances; singular instances; deviating instances; bordering instances; instances of power; instances of companionship and of enmity; subjunctive instances; instances of alliance; instances of the fingerpost; instances of divorce; instances of the door; summoning instances; instances of the road; instances supplementary; dissecting instances; instances of the rod; instances of the course; doses of nature; instances of strife; intimating instances; polychrest instances; magical instances. The New Organon
  • They strove with their full strength against those conditions panegyrized and poetized by the smirking optimists of their time, and thereby incurred the enmity of pedants and self-sufficient purists, -- were denounced and denied, belittled and belied. The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12
  • I think there is an historic enmity between them.
  • Crew from the admiral down to ordinary seamen had no enmity towards their opposite numbers.

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