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avenge
used in Great Expectations

15 uses
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Definition
take revenge for a perceived wrong
  • I felt that the pale young gentleman's blood was on my head, and that the Law would avenge it.
    Chapter 12 (3% in)
avenge = take revenge
  • For the fugitive out on the marshes with the ironed leg, the mysterious young man, the file, the food, and the dreadful pledge I was under to commit a larceny on those sheltering premises, rose before me in the avenging coals.
    Chapter 2 (25% in)
  • This avenging phantom was ordered to be on duty at eight on Tuesday morning in the hall, (it was two feet square, as charged for floorcloth,) and Herbert suggested certain things for breakfast that he thought Joe would like.
    Chapter 27 (17% in)
  • Finally he gave a faint single rap, and Pepper—such was the compromising name of the avenging boy—announced "Mr.
    Chapter 27 (25% in)

There are no more uses of "avenge" flagged with this meaning in Great Expectations.

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?  —11 uses
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  • Having settled that I must go to the Blue Boar, my mind was much disturbed by indecision whether or not to take the Avenger.
    Chapter 28 (9% in)
  • As the time approached I should have liked to run away, but the Avenger pursuant to orders was in the hall, and presently I heard Joe on the staircase.
    Chapter 27 (22% in)
  • "Your servant, Sir," said Joe, "which I hope as you and Pip"—here his eye fell on the Avenger, who was putting some toast on table, and so plainly denoted an intention to make that young gentleman one of the family, that I frowned it down and confused him more— "I meantersay, you two gentlemen,—which I hope as you get your elths in this close spot?
    Chapter 27 (45% in)
  • On the whole, I resolved to leave the Avenger behind.
    Chapter 28 (14% in)
  • I arrived on the ground with a quarter of an hour to spare, attended by the Avenger,—if I may connect that expression with one who never attended on me if he could possibly help it.
    Chapter 28 (16% in)
  • Having despatched The Avenger to the coffee-house for an addition to the dinner, I felt that I must open my breast that very evening to my friend and chum.
    Chapter 30 (33% in)
  • As confidence was out of the question with The Avenger in the hall, which could merely be regarded in the light of an antechamber to the keyhole, I sent him to the Play.
    Chapter 30 (34% in)
  • But Herbert's was a very different case, and it often caused me a twinge to think that I had done him evil service in crowding his sparely furnished chambers with incongruous upholstery work, and placing the Canary-breasted Avenger at his disposal.
    Chapter 34 (16% in)
  • I detested the chambers beyond expression at that period of repentance, and could not endure the sight of the Avenger's livery; which had a more expensive and a less remunerative appearance then than at any other time in the four-and-twenty hours.
    Chapter 34 (55% in)
  • As we got more and more into debt, breakfast became a hollower and hollower form, and, being on one occasion at breakfast-time threatened (by letter) with legal proceedings, "not unwholly unconnected," as my local paper might put it, "with jewelery," I went so far as to seize the Avenger by his blue collar and shake him off his feet,—so that he was actually in the air, like a booted Cupid,—for presuming to suppose that we wanted a roll.
    Chapter 34 (58% in)
  • True, I had no Avenger in my service now, but I was looked after by an inflammatory old female, assisted by an animated rag-bag whom she called her niece, and to keep a room secret from them would be to invite curiosity and exaggeration.
    Chapter 40 (1% in)

There are no more uses of "avenge" in Great Expectations.

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