- n a contestant that you are matched against
- n someone who offers opposition
- s characterized by active hostility
opponent (or opposing) armies
- All the talk today is about my opponent's selection of his running mate.
- Lehrer: You recently described your opponent as "a disgusting, wormlike excuse for a human being.
- But she's a formidable opponent and she's done very well, in my view.
- Sarah Palin in CNN
We see America as the greatest force for good in this world,Palin said at a fund-raising event in Colorado, adding, "Our opponent though, is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he's palling around with terrorists...
- John McCain in International Herald Tribune
Not content to merely predict failure in Iraq, my opponent tried to legislate failure,McCain said.
- Hillary Rodham Clinton in Bloomberg
I believe very strongly in this campaign,Clinton said at a press conference at her national headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. "We had a great month fundraising in January, but my opponent was able to raise more money. We intended to be...