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vengeance
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
the act of taking revenge

(Revenge means to harm someone to get them back for something harmful that they have done.)
  • Therefore, as a man who has not thought and philosophised in vain, I seek no vengeance, plot no evil against thee.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (68% in)
  • Even if I imagine a scheme of vengeance, what could I do better for my object than to let thee live—than to give thee medicines against all harm and peril of life—so that this burning shame may still blaze upon thy bosom?
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (43% in)
  • All that dark treasure to be lavished on the very man, to whom nothing else could so adequately pay the debt of vengeance!
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (8% in)

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