noun, plural nem·e·ses [nem-uh-seez] /ˈnɛm əˌsiz/.
Origin of nemesis
Examples from the Web for nemeses
And Zuckerberg and his friends did routinely refer to their nemeses as "the Winklevii."
At Smyrna, where the population was very mixed, Pausanias mentions two Nemeses.The World of Homer|Andrew Lang
Again, the nemeses have a further emphasis given to them by prophecy.
Again, in that which gives artistic character to the reaction and the retribution the two nemeses differ.
British Dictionary definitions for nemeses
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
Word Origin for Nemesis
Word Origin and History for nemeses
1570s, Nemesis, "Greek goddess of vengeance, personification of divine wrath," from Greek nemesis "just indignation, righteous anger," literally "distribution" (of what is due), related to nemein "distribute, allot, apportion one's due," from PIE root *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot, to take" (cf. Old English, Gothic niman "to take," German nehmen; see nimble). With a lower-case -n-, in the sense of "retributive justice," attested from 1590s. General sense of "anything by which it seems one must be defeated" is 20c.
Culture definitions for nemeses
In classical mythology, the Greek goddess of vengeance.