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The Scarlet Letter
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  • "Wouldst thou avenge thyself on the innocent babe?" whispered she.
  • Why hast thou not avenged thyself on me?
  • If that has not avenged me, I can do no more!
  • "It has avenged thee," answered Hester Prynne.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • He wants to avenge the murder of his brother
  • You are the representative of justice here, and it is for justice to avenge those she has been unable to protect.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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