Definition of foe
Examples of foe in a Sentence
Many considered him a foe of democracy.
Her ability was acknowledged by friend and foe alike.
Recent Examples of foe from the Web
LSU's last loss in a first game against a non-conference foe was Nick Saban's finale with the Tigers, a 30-25 decision to Iowa in the 2005 Capital One Bowl.
A more compelling villain would have helped matters, and one scene in which Diana brutally impales a foe with her sword is an incongruous fit with the movie’s overall tone.
It has been accused of using violence against opponents, but in recent years has stalked its foes mostly in courts.
A new foe has arisen to oppose Wonder Woman at the box office: Lebanon.
Brienne Minor gave Michigan its first NCAA women's tennis title, while Virginia's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski beat a familiar foe to capture the men's championship.
Among allies and foes, there was an overwhelming desire that such a war never be repeated.
It's been a thorn in the side of U.S.-NATO relations for decades, but Trump brought new urgency to the debate after questioning the value of the alliance and openly praising NATO's arch geopolitical foe, Russia, during his presidential campaign.
When beating an opponent in the game, the victor often makes his onscreen avatar crouch over the fallen foe in an act of virtual teabagging.
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Origin and Etymology of foe
Middle English fo, from Old English fāh, from fāh, adjective, hostile; akin to Old High German gifēh hostile
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of FOE
Fraternal Order of Eagles
FOE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of foe for English Language Learners
: an enemy
FOE Defined for Kids
Definition of foe for Students
: an enemy of a person or a country
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