opponent

Part of speech:

Opposing.

Part of speech: noun

One whoopposes; an antagonist. .

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Usage examples "opponent":

  1. At the finish he was covered with perspiration and confusion, while his opponent, apparently, had not begun to warm up. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
  2. My opponent instantly leaped to his feet and started forward, drawing a revolver as he came. - "My Lady of the North", Randall Parrish.
  3. Every one turned astonished to Ebenstreit, who, pale as death, was powerless to utter a word, but stood staring at his opponent. - "Old Fritz and the New Era", Louise Muhlbach.