For whoever holds love and compassion in high esteem, the practice of tolerance is essential, and it requires an enemy.
Unlike in the previous decades, Iraq is no longer an enemy to the U.S and constitutes no threats to the world or to its neighbors.
I ask him if he misses the simpler days of the Cold War, when we met the enemy and he spoke Russian.
But, as Douglas Rushkoff reports, they may simply be confirming their enemy's dominance.
They do not drink, they despise corruption, and the Kremlin—the seat of centralized power in Russia—is their enemy.
The enemy barrage at the point of the wall nearest it, suddenly lifted.
They were built upon high cliffs and rumor had it that no enemy could take them.
Well, I have reasons for believing that he is not so great an enemy as he appears to be.
Having a partiality for Robert, this was not likely to recommend his enemy in her eyes.
There was at least one enemy outpost stationed there—and possibly more.
early 13c., from Old French enemi (12c.), earlier inimi (9c.) "enemy, adversary, foe, demon, the Devil," from Latin inimicus "hostile, unfriendly; an enemy" (source of Italian nemico, Catalan enamic, Spanish enemigo, Portuguese inimigo), from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + amicus "friend" related to amare "to love" (see Amy).
Most words for "personal enemy" cover also "enemy in war," but certain languages have special terms for the latter, e.g. Greek polemioi (distinct from ekhthroi), Latin hostis, originally "stranger" (distinct from inimicus), Russian neprijatel' (distinct from vrag).
Russian vrag (Old Church Slavonic vragu) is cognate with Lithuanian vargas "misery" (see urge), and probably is related to Proto-Germanic *wargoz, source of Old Norse vargr "outlaw," hence "wolf;" Icelandic vargur "fox," Old English wearg "criminal, felon;" which likely were the inspirations for J.R.R. Tolkien's warg "a kind of large ferocious wolf" in "The Hobbit" (1937) and "Lord of the Rings." Related: Enemies.