Sworn enemies
Sworn Sworn, p. p. of {Swear}. [1913 Webster]

{Sworn brothers}, originally, companions in arms who took an oath to share together good and bad fortune; hence, faithful friends.

{Sworn enemies}, determined or irreconcilable enemies.

{Sworn friends}, close friends. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sworn enemies — {n. phr.} People or groups or nations that have a long standing dislike for each other. * /The Israelis and the Arabs used to be sworn enemies but hopefully they will sign a lasting peace accord./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sworn enemies — {n. phr.} People or groups or nations that have a long standing dislike for each other. * /The Israelis and the Arabs used to be sworn enemies but hopefully they will sign a lasting peace accord./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sworn\ enemies — n. phr. People or groups or nations that have a long standing dislike for each other. The Israelis and the Arabs used to be sworn enemies but hopefully they will sign a lasting peace accord …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sworn enemies — Irreconcilable enemies, determined enemies …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sworn enemies — arch rivals, greatest enemies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sworn — Sworn, p. p. of {Swear}. [1913 Webster] {Sworn brothers}, originally, companions in arms who took an oath to share together good and bad fortune; hence, faithful friends. {Sworn enemies}, determined or irreconcilable enemies. {Sworn friends},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sworn brothers — Sworn Sworn, p. p. of {Swear}. [1913 Webster] {Sworn brothers}, originally, companions in arms who took an oath to share together good and bad fortune; hence, faithful friends. {Sworn enemies}, determined or irreconcilable enemies. {Sworn… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sworn friends — Sworn Sworn, p. p. of {Swear}. [1913 Webster] {Sworn brothers}, originally, companions in arms who took an oath to share together good and bad fortune; hence, faithful friends. {Sworn enemies}, determined or irreconcilable enemies. {Sworn… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sworn — past participle of SWEAR(Cf. ↑swearer). ► ADJECTIVE 1) given under oath. 2) determined to remain the specified thing: sworn enemies …   English terms dictionary

  • sworn — sworn1 [ swɔrn ] adjective 1. ) made or given by someone who promises that everything they are going to say is true: sworn testimony The committee has begun taking sworn statements from people involved in this matter. 2. ) sworn enemies or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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