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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Weapons of World War I Trench Warfare - Aircraft
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Opposing Force
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1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - History - Gettysburg - July 2
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Famous quotes containing the word enemy:

    The innocent and the beautiful
    Have no enemy but time;
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
    George Orwell (1903–1950)

    In cases of defense ‘tis best to weigh
    The enemy more mighty than he seems.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)