sworn enemy

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Come," he said, "you can have no sympathy with Reginald Brott, the sworn enemy of our class, a Socialist, a demagogue who would parcel out our lands in allotments, a man who has pledged himself to nothing more nor less than a revolution.
She regarded every servant who approached her, as her sworn enemy, expressly intending to offer her affronts with the dishes, and to pour forth outrages on her moral feelings from the decanters.
I won't," said Tom, flushing up to his hair, and lumping them all in his mind with his sworn enemy.
Creepy widower Rev Osborne Whitworth is determined to snare Morwenna as wife number two, and Demelza Poldark warns her brother Drake to steer clear of the cousin of her sworn enemy Elizabeth Warleggan.
NAME: Gremlin APPEARANCE: Chocolate brown SPECIAL SKILLS: Gremlin has a mission - she is the sworn enemy, tormentor and destroyer of all toilet rolls.
She encounters a fugitive Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons), who has accidentally emailed a party invitation to everyone in the galaxy, including the Boov's sworn enemy, the Gorg.
SIR - I suggest that the media could do us all a great service, when writing or describing terrorist atrocities, here and abroad, to point out that all these terrorists, individually or in organisations, must be the sworn enemy of Allah, the all-merciful.
It is the sworn enemy of honesty, truth, integrity, justice, fairness, common sense and free speech.
50pm A supernatural accident involving an Aztec statue causes a high-school girl and the boy next door - a popular quarterback who is also her sworn enemy - to swap bodies.
But when she accidentally meets the wife he's been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend.
However, recent history means many now see them as the sworn enemy, with Ian Lavery insisting any such coalition would "make my blood boil".
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