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
One biotech company is studying a drug with similar mode of action as naloxone — an opioid antagonist — but one that lasts roughly four times longer.
Before rampaging dinos and hungry sharks, Spielberg's feature debut (which premiered as a TV movie but also got a theatrical release) offered a truck as its main antagonist.
Many players suggested alternative gameplay fixes that could be more productive, like a permanent vault to store accumulated gold or respawns that happen farther from your antagonists to prevent stalking and/or revenge killings.
Deadpool was originally created as an antagonist of the X-Force, and didn’t officially become a member until decades later with a new iteration of the team and a new costume – a monochrome number that’s teased in the trailer.
At times, only the extreme injustice of her situation keeps her compelling — that, and the outrageous behavior of the film’s antagonist.
But even with all the Hogwarts excitement, many fans are still protesting the casting of Depp, who was accused of domestic abuse by ex-wife Amber Heard, in the lead antagonist role.
With two actions yesterday, America lost its post-World-War-II position as the world’s leading advocate of free trade, and became the most prominent antagonist.
Kilgrave, the mind-controlling antagonist at the center of the show's first season, is nowhere to be seen, and Jessica Jones feels very different without him.
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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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