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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.)
  • He tossed his head and thrust his hands deep into his pockets with a sort of vengeance.
  • That prospect was made the sweeter by a flavor of vengeance against the hasty sneers of Carp & Company; for even when Mr. Casaubon was carrying his taper among the tombs of the past, those modern figures came athwart the dim light, and interrupted his diligent exploration.

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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
  • We should have a witches’ brewing with a vengeance then—’Mingle, mingle, mingle, mingle, You that mingle may’—and nobody would know which side he was going to take."

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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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