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 for foe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foe \Foe\ (f[=o]), n. [OE. fo, fa, AS. f[=a]h hostile; prob.
     akin to E. fiend. [root]81. See Fiend, and cf. Feud a
     quarrel.]
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     1. One who entertains personal enmity, hatred, grudge, or
        malice, against another; an enemy.
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              A man's foes shall be they of his own household.
                                                    --Matt. x. 36
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     2. An enemy in war; a hostile army.
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     3. One who opposes on principle; an opponent; an adversary;
        an ill-wisher; as, a foe to religion.
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              A foe to received doctrines.          --I. Watts
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foe \Foe\, v. t.
     To treat as an enemy. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  foe
      n 1: an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing
           military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his
           enemies" [syn: enemy, foe, foeman, opposition]
      2: a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"
         [syn: foe, enemy] [ant: ally, friend]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "foe":
     adversary, antagonist, archenemy, assailant, bitter enemy,
     combatant, devil, enemy, foeman, muddlement, open enemy, opponent,
     opposing party, opposite camp, public enemy, sworn enemy,
     the loyal opposition, the opposition
  
  

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