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vengeance
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The Scarlet Letter
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as in: vengeance is mine Define
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.
  • 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?

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  • All that dark treasure to be lavished on the very man, to whom nothing else could so adequately pay the debt of vengeance!

  • There are no more uses of "vengeance" identified with this meaning in the book.

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  • Most Americans wanted vengeance after the 9-11 attacks.
  • Her evolutionary benefit theory of vengeance is supported by studies showing that a person’s desire for revenge increases when others see their mistreatment.

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as in: vengeance is mine Define
the act of taking revenge (Revenge means to harm someone to get them back for something harmful that they have done.)
as in: with a vengeance Define
with intensity
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