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nem·e·sis / ˈneməsis/ • n. (pl. -ses / -ˌsēz/ ) (usu. one's nemesis) the inescapable or implacable agent of someone's or something's downfall: the balance beam was the team's nemesis, as two gymnasts fell from the apparatus. ∎  a downfall caused by such an agent: one risks nemesis by uttering such words. ∎  (often Nemesis) retributive justice: nemesis is notoriously slow.

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Nemesis ★½ 1993 (R)

Futuristic thriller that combines cybernetics and cyborgs in post-nuclear Los Angeles. Gruner plays a human (although he's mostly composed of mechanical replacement parts) in a world overwrought with system cowboys, information terrorists, bio-enhanced gangsters, and cyborg outlaws. Film's biggest flaw is the extremely confusing script that makes no attempt at logic whatsoever. Special visual effects are good despite the obviously low f/x budget. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Olivier Gruner, Tim Thomerson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Merle Kennedy, Yuji Okumoto, Marjorie Monaghan, Nicholas Guest, Vincent Klyn; D: Albert Pyun; W: Rebecca Charles; C: George Mooradian; M: Michel Rubini.

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Nemesis in Greek mythology, a goddess usually portrayed as the agent of divine punishment for wrongdoing or presumption (hubris). She is often little more than the personification of retribution or righteous indignation, although she is occasionally seen as a deity pursued amorously by Zeus and taking various non-human forms to evade him.

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Nem·e·sis / ˈneməsis/ Greek Mythol. a goddess usually portrayed as the agent of divine punishment for wrongdoing or presumption (hubris).

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Nemesis (nĕm´ĬsĬs), in Greek religion and mythology, personification of the gods' retribution for violation of sacred law; the avenger. Sometimes she was said to be the goddess of good and ill fortune.

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Nemesis In Greek mythology, personification of the gods' disapproval, jealousy, and retribution.

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nemesis goddess of retribution; retributive justice. XVI. — Gr. némesis righteous indignation (also personified), f. némein to deal out what is due, rel. to nómos custom, law.