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Quotes of antagonist

  1. He that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. – Edmund Burke
  2. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. – Edmund Burke
  3. This is the heart of my argument: We can put more pressure on the antagonist for whom we show human concern. – Barbara Deming
  4. Donna Mills came on the show as a female antagonist about a year before, so now they wanted to have a male antagonist I was cast as a Senator to shake things up. – William Devane
  5. Remember that when you meet your antagonist to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword. – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Usage examples for antagonist

  1. Geoffrey was more than a head taller than his antagonist and broader in full proportion. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. The lion had conquered his antagonist when another dog, the brother of the conquered one, broke away from his chain, attacked the lion, and with the help of the wounded dog, vanquished him. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. It was not long, however, before the president learned that his antagonist had pitched his camp in the neighbouring valley of Xaquixaguana. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  4. There's not much advantage in telling your antagonist he has hit you pretty hard. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  5. It is one thing, however, to catch a man by the throat, and another to retain that grip, especially when your antagonist happens to be an International football player. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. His antagonist drew back a little and spoke no longer pleasantly. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  7. The directory was, in fact, dissolved; and there was one antagonist less in the struggle. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  8. It was confidently expected that there, rather than at any northern port, the enemy would make his first appearance; and for that reason the Flying Squadron was strengthened by, and that off Havana deprived of, a vessel whose qualities would tell heavily in conflict with an active antagonist such as a body of armored cruisers ought to be. – Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles by Alfred T. Mahan
  9. Besides all this, as an antagonist he could hit hard enough, but no one ever bore a lighter hand when the victory was won. – Agesilaus by Xenophon
  10. Christopher did not like the look of that walk at all- there was grace enough in it to suggest that his antagonist had no mean chance of finding favour in a woman's eyes. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  11. In a moment he would have sprung up, and then woe to his antagonist – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  12. His introduction will be modest,- not flaming with all the glare of expression, but composed of quick and lively turns of sentiment, either to wound the cause of his antagonist or recommend his own. – Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker. by Cicero
  13. He had followed the words of his late antagonist closely. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  14. But a thousand men who fired only every two or three minutes- an antagonist like that was quite well known to their philosophy. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  15. " And I will not become a pat of butter, either," added the Tiger, quickly springing on the antagonist and knocking her over. – Abducted to Oz by Bob Evans and Chris Dulabone
  16. The champion received the angry lord of the land, fully prepared, on horseback, and heard him demand his name, that he might not slay a worthless antagonist and why he had torn off the ears of his forest- keeper! – Persian Literature, Volume 1,Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan by Anonymous
  17. There was nothing to do but wait, and after a few moments Jim lifted his antagonist and threw him down the bank. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  18. The frenzy of the skipper as Ted assisted him to his feet and he saw his antagonist struggling in the arms of the crew was terrible to behold. – Light Freights, Complete by W. W. Jacobs
  19. I knew further that she was no mean antagonist – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. There, however, they met a tough antagonist John Mackenzie. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose