Examples of antagonist in a Sentence
- They are interested in character first, and in Don, a foul-mouthed psychopath with a hair-trigger temper and buried longings for Gal's wife, they have created a truly scary antagonist. —David Ansen, Newsweek, 18 June 2001
- In the 1970s researchers discovered that the actions of estrogen and other hormones can be blocked chemically by drugs called hormone antagonists … —David Plotkin, Atlantic, June 1996
- If the new comptroller is a true antagonist of the seamy bond market practices he decried in the campaign, why has he installed as his first deputy the public finance director from the Dinkins administration who was Holtzman's accomplice in each of those deals. —Wayne Barrett, Village Voice, March 1994
- As in that film, Kopple not only draws an intimate portrait of the protagonists and antagonists in the strike, but also deftly locates the workers' struggle within a broad context of economic and political forces. —Frank Thompson, Film Comment, January/February 1991
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Recent Examples of antagonist from the Web
There is no evil antagonist in this film or villain . .
That bat didn’t go on to be the antagonist in his next horror novel, but there’s a lot of potential there.
And Deer Park native and antagonist Ron White will also pass back through his old hometown.
Teaching artist Lindsay Hopkins asked her students at Solorio Academy High School in Gage Park (who, ironically, that week had been discussing antagonists) why people who felt powerless would feel compelled to vote for someone like Trump.
In Fitzpatrick, Doyle has created an extraordinarily creepy antagonist: a bully who plays dumb but always gets under the hero’s skin, a clumsy oaf who nevertheless can disappear like a cat into the darkness.
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, a Cuomo ally turned antagonist who has taken public issue with his strategy for aiding financially pressed smaller cities, is among those mulling a challenge.
But there’s a tennis match to be played, an antagonist to be whupped.
Srinivasan studies how prostheses can restore the natural push-pull balance among muscles, called an agonist-antagonist relationship, like when our bicep flexes while our tricep stretches (and vice versa).
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Did You Know?
On the stage or screen, in a story or a novel, the protagonist is the main character and the antagonist is the opposing one. Pro- and ant- usually mark the good and bad characters, but not always; there may occasionally be an evil protagonist and a good antagonist. In the drama of the real world, it's especially hard to sort out which is which, so we usually speak of both parties to a conflict as antagonists. During a strike, for example, representatives of labor and management become antagonists; they often manage to antagonize each other, and the antagonism often remains after the strike is over.
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medical Definition of antagonist
- contact between a tooth and its antagonist in the opposing jaw
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