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Origin of foe
Examples from the Web for foe
In geopolitics, the doctrine of mutually assured destruction prevents the use of weapons of mass destruction against a foe.The App Bringing Out The Best/Worst in Washington’s Gays|Scott Bixby|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a GOP runoff today, candidate T.J. Fabby has attacked his foe for accepting Muslim money.How I Made Sure a Texas Tea Party Candidate Accepted ‘Dirty’ Muslim Money|Dean Obeidallah|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To a progressive, he is both friend and foe; both visionary and reactionary.
Which is how he and Johns made a living in their early days – as his foe Hilton Kramer liked to point out.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a foe of the industry, has been seated on the Senate banking committee.
None, however, were falling on the wood because here friend and foe were lying almost within bayonet length of each other.The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land|Ralph Connor
These circumstances had given extensive notoriety to her name, and drawn largely upon her the observation of both friend and foe.Horse-Shoe Robinson|John Pendleton Kennedy
Let his foe follow him, and find him for himself, but not through me!Dombey and Son|Charles Dickens
He was generous towards his aged parents; was deeply imbued with a sense of religion, and was the foe of vice in every form.
No one within the ranch knew it, but within two hundred yards lay the foe Lar Tantril and his men feared most.The Passing of Ku Sui|Anthony Gilmore
Word Origin for foe
Old English gefa "foe, enemy, adversary in a blood feud" (the prefix denotes "mutuality"), from fah "at feud, hostile," from Proto-Germanic *fakhaz (cf. Old High German fehan "to hate," Gothic faih "deception"), probably from PIE root *peig- "evil-minded, treacherous, hostile" (cf. Sanskrit pisunah "malicious," picacah "demon;" Greek pikros "bitter;" Lithuanian piktas "wicked, angry," pekti "to blame"). Weaker sense of "adversary" is first recorded c.1600.