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vengeance
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War and Peace
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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.)
  • He struggled against the confession of his weakness but dimly felt that he could not overcome it and that his former gloomy frame of mind, concerning vengeance, killing, and self-sacrifice, had been dispersed like dust by contact with the first man he met.
  • When he received the news of the battle of Borodino and the abandonment of Moscow, Rostov was not seized with despair, anger, the desire for vengeance, or any feeling of that kind, but everything in Voronezh suddenly seemed to him dull and tiresome, and he experienced an indefinite feeling of shame and awkwardness.

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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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