Definition of Mortal enemy
1. Noun. An enemy who wants to kill you.
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Literary usage of Mortal enemy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Burnet's History of My Own Time by Gilbert Burnet (1897)
"... on a secret jealousy of the earl of Murray, then esteemed the handsomest man of Scotland, set on the marquis of Huntly, who was his mortal enemy, ..."
2. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1891)
"he said : ' I can go in peace, now that that mortal enemy of the Catholic faith has had to die before me. ..."
3. The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth by William Robertson (1856)
"... mortal enemy. By these arts, whatever remained of paternal tenderness was gradually extinguished, and such passions were kindled in the breast of the ..."
4. Dansk-norsk-engelsk Ordbog by Johannes Magnussen (1902)
"-dom sentence of death, death-warrant, -damt [a] sentenced to death, -fald se D0d. -fare danger of death, mortal peril, -fjende mortal enemy, ..."