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[foh-muh n] /ˈfoʊ mən/
noun, plural foemen. Literary.
an enemy in war.
Origin of foeman
before 1000; Middle English foman, Old English fāhman. See foe, man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Let his honour give us,' with a theatrical gesture, 'a foeman worthy of our steel.'

    Against Odds Lawrence L. Lynch
  • But, all the same, I knew he didnt regard me as a foeman worthy of his steel.

  • And then, quite suddenly, there seemed to be no foeman to swing at.

    ...After a Few Words... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • And it were well if they might gather a little host ere their foeman might gather a mickle.

    Child Christopher William Morris
  • It was evident that he recognised a foeman, worthy of his steel, approaching.

    The Eagle Cliff R.M. Ballantyne
  • Page 196: changed "by" to "my" in "When foeman bade me draw my blade;"

    Lady of the Lake Sir Walter Scott
  • I tell you, Watson, this time we have got a foeman who is worthy of our steel.

  • The Orion then went quietly on and engaged a foeman worthy of her steel.

  • He found no vessel that he could make a prize of, nor any foeman worthy of his steel.

  • “‘foeman worthy of a steal,’ I guess you mean,” laughed Gus.

    Radio Boys Loyalty Wayne Whipple
British Dictionary definitions for foeman


noun (pl) -men
(archaic or poetic) an enemy in war; foe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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