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  • 1A person who is extremely opposed or hostile to someone or something: the twins were arch-enemies
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    • The designer who created the game, Yuji Naka - president and CEO of Sonic Team - is busy these days doing what would have been anathema a year ago: making a Sonic variant for a former arch-enemy, Nintendo.
    • Everyone knows that a hero is only as interesting as his arch-enemy and the bad guy in this film, while amusing, isn't particularly interesting.
    • One would think that a leader who has brought about a historic detente with an arch-enemy would be cheered and feted by his people.
  • 1.1 (the Arch-enemy) The Devil.
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    • At the heart of the plot is a core of born-again Christians who form a resistance movement against the ultimate arch-enemy, Satan.
    • I hear the arch-enemy making his way down the hall now.
    • Everyone knows the story of the baby born in a manger in Bethlehem but few are familiar with His arch enemy - Satan.

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