Enemy

An enemy or foe is a relativist term for an entity, whether an individual or a group, that is seen as forcefully adverse or threatening. The concept of an enemy has been observed to be "basic for both individuals and communities". The term "enemy" serves the social function of designating a particular entity as a threat, thereby invoking an intense emotional response to that entity. The state of being or having an enemy is enmity.

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USS Phelps (DD-360) - Entry in World War II
... attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, Phelps shot down one enemy plane ... and the USS Yorktown diverged to avoid enemy attacks, the Phelps stayed with the Yorktown ... no casualties, but when the Lexington was seriously damaged, she helped to prevent enemy capture of the carrier by administering the coup de grace and finished her off with two torpedoes ...
Opposing Force
... OPFOR, used in the United States and Australia) or enemy force (used in Canada) is a military unit tasked with representing an enemy, usually for training purposes in war ... avoid the diplomatic ramifications of naming a real nation as a likely enemy, training scenarios often use fictionalized versions with different names but similar military ... They may wear uniforms which resemble the likely enemy's, or one dissimilar to "friendly forces" ...
UFO: Enemy Unknown
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Weapons of World War I Trench Warfare - Aircraft
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1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - History - Gettysburg - July 2
... Hancock, commander of the II Corps, ordered the regiment to assault a much larger enemy force (a brigade commanded by Brig ... William Colvill to take the enemy's colors ... companies to charge the rapidly advancing enemy ...

Famous quotes containing the word enemy:

    Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    An avant-garde man is like an enemy inside a city he is bent on destroying, against which he rebels; for like any system of government, an established form of expression is also a form of oppression. The avant-garde man is the opponent of an existing system.
    Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)

    Though mine enemy thou hast ever been,
    High sparks of honor in thee have I seen.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)