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
... on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, Phelps shot down one enemy plane ... the Coral Sea beginning on 8 May, when the Lexington and the USS Yorktown diverged to avoid enemy attacks, the Phelps stayed with the Yorktown ... with 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 ...
1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - History - Gettysburg - July 2
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UFO: Enemy Unknown
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Weapons of World War I Trench Warfare - Aircraft
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Opposing Force
... An opposing force (abbreviated 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 ... To 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" ...

Famous quotes containing the word enemy:

    This philosophy of hate, of religious and racial intolerance, with its passionate urge toward war, is loose in the world. It is the enemy of democracy; it is the enemy of all the fruitful and spiritual sides of life. It is our responsibility, as individuals and organizations, to resist this.
    Mary Heaton Vorse (1874–1966)

    You shouldn’t be a big shot about your fate. I’m an enemy of Destiny, I’m not a Greek, I’m a Berliner.
    Alfred Döblin (1878–1957)

    When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.
    Sun Tzu (6–5th century B.C.)