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Definitionthe 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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