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 for The enemy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Enemy \En"e*my\, n.; pl. Enemies. [OF. enemi, F. ennemi, from
     L. inimicus; in- (negative) + amicus friend. See Amicable.]
     One hostile to another; one who hates, and desires or
     attempts the injury of, another; a foe; an adversary; as, an
     enemy of or to a person; an enemy to truth, or to falsehood.
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           To all good he enemy was still.          --Spenser.
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           I say unto you, Love your enemies.       --Matt. v. 44.
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     The enemy (Mil.), the hostile force. In this sense it is
        construed with the verb and pronoun either in the singular
        or the plural, but more commonly in the singular; as, we
        have met the enemy and he is ours or they are ours.
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              It was difficult in such a country to track the
              enemy. It was impossible to drive him to bay.
                                                    --Macaulay.
  
     Syn: Foe; antagonist; opponent. See Adversary.
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