Thenceforward France treated the papacy as an inimical power.
Stagnation of water is inimical to the action of the roots, and does away with the advantageous processes of flowing and percolating currents.
The time had, indeed, not yet come to attempt any conspicuous breach with the constitutional principle; but the new ministry was such as the imperial sentiment would approve, inimical to the German ideals of Frankfort, devoted to the traditions of the Habsburg monarchy.
Hitherto they had been merely an insignificant religious sect; now, stimulated by persecution, they became a militant and political power, inimical to the Mahommedan rulers of the country.
The trade-gilds or secret societies, which were then, as now, often inimical to the government.