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vengeance
Used In
Henry IV, Part 1
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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.)
  • A plague of all cowards, I say, and a vengeance too! marry, and amen!
  • ] I know not whether God will have it so, For some displeasing service I have done, That, in His secret doom, out of my blood He’ll breed revengement and a scourge for me; But thou dost, in thy passages of life, Make me believe that thou art only mark’d For the hot vengeance and the rod of Heaven To punish my mistreadings.

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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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