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avenge
used in The Scarlet Letter

6 uses
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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
Definition take revenge for a perceived wrong
  • "Wouldst thou avenge thyself on the innocent babe?" whispered she.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (27% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Why hast thou not avenged thyself on me?
    Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (76% in)
  • If that has not avenged me, I can do no more!
    Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (77% in)
  • "It has avenged thee," answered Hester Prynne.
    Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (78% in)

There are no more uses of "avenge" flagged with this meaning in The Scarlet Letter.

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Roger Chillingworth, however, was inclined to be hardly, if at all, less satisfied with the aspect of affairs, which Providence—using the avenger and his victim for its own purposes, and, perchance, pardoning, where it seemed most to punish—had substituted for his black devices.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (9% in)
  • Unable to accomplish this, he nevertheless, as a matter of principle, continued his habits of social familiarity with the old man, and thus gave him constant opportunities for perfecting the purpose to which—poor forlorn creature that he was, and more wretched than his victim—the avenger had devoted himself.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (26% in)

There are no more uses of "avenge" in The Scarlet Letter.

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