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
And then there’s the virtuoso sequence where Ant-Man battles his evil antagonist atop a Thomas the Tank engine model train.
As our antagonists spar over their place on the totem pole of privilege and oppression, Emilie gets in a good zinger about how many theater companies are run by gay white men.
There are two strong antagonists in season two: Bushmaster and Mariah Dillard.
Regina and Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl, Sharpay Evans from High School Musical, and even Lizzie McGuire’s Kate Sanders define a generation of popular, headstrong, and sharp-tongued antagonists.
The sinister presence of the auto pilot system, Auto, who sets the course for atrophied and consumer-driven humans aboard the space station, is arguably the subtlest antagonist to come from Pixar’s stable of characters.
Merkel’s most vociferous antagonists look abroad with envy.
By letting some antagonists survive season 1 and create an ongoing presence, Coker was able to build on strong character foundations to move the series forward in a way that Jessica Jones season 2 couldn’t.
Among Mas Canosa's many antagonists, few doubted that Castro would be first to find comfort in his death.
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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.
ANTAGONIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of antagonist for English Language Learners
: a person who opposes another person
ANTAGONIST Defined for Kids
medical Definition of antagonist
- contact between a tooth and its antagonist in the opposing jaw
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