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Adversary

The other side in litigation. For example, in a lawsuit, the plaintiff and the defendant are adversaries with respect to each other.
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The United States can only undertake intelligence assessments, probings, and informed guesses to try to ascertain how adversaries will perceive the messages that it tries to send.
Clearly, our adversaries know about this asymmetric advantage and they would be foolish not to be thinking of methods to deny us that advantage.
Consider the implications of being unable to find sufficient volunteers, as seen by our adversaries," he said to Novak.
Justice Antonin Scalia, not usually known as an ally of the criminal defense bar, explained in a concurring opinion that he had "serious concern that the threat of criminal prosecution under the capacious provisions of Section 1001 will deter vigorous representation of opposing interests in adversarial litigation, particularly representation of criminal defendants, whose adversaries control the machinery of Section 1001 prosecution," The Hubbard ruling confirmed the principle that judges and independent attorney disciplinary committees, not partisan prosecutors, generally should exercise the power to determine when lawyers have crossed the line in representing their clients in court proceedings.
Like the Suffering Servant in Isaiah, Jesus has been instructed by God in order to serve others and will be helped by God in the face of his adversaries.
Yet Pyongyang has declared economic sanctions an act of war, has played hardball in negotiations, and has periodically threatened to turn the capital cities of its adversaries into a "sea of fire.
Though he privately defeated the devil during a desert fist, the divine power that Jesus displayed in public was too great for his human adversaries to understand.
This is a historic moment for me and for all of us sitting here today when we see former adversaries sit around the table of peace to discuss reconciliation and discuss the future of Angola, the future of this country and the future of its people.
After watching Brazil seal a final tie with Germany in Yokohama, Bassett told listeners of Five Live Radio: "And so the old adversaries will meet in the final.
As Pincelli vividly portrays in her excellent Introduction and Commentary, Filetico's adversaries were a belligerent bunch, ready to blame him even when the mistake was in the faulty lecture notes of some of Filetico's students.
Fortunately, the board, the successor CEO and the physician leaders saw they had to stay connected and prevent any differences from making them adversaries.
For the Air Force to maintain the edge against such adversaries is a demanding duty.