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vengeance
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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.)
  • Then she read me a lot of verses, where it said that the Emperor spent all the time vowing vengeance against the Pope.

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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: with a vengeance Define
with intensity
  • "Well!" she cried, "we HAVE ’put him through his paces,’ with a vengeance!

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  • I thought I was getting over my cold and went to work, but it came back with a vengeance.
  • And then he leaped from the shoe box. At this point, things stopped proceeding at such a leisurely pace. The squirrel was airborne, and time swung back into action with a vengeance.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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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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