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  • The count was erect and triumphant, like the Avenging Angel!
  • Nay, madame, the law is frequently powerless to effect this; all it can do is to avenge the wrong done.
  • What matters this punishment, as long as he is avenged?
  • ’Now,’ continued Carlini, ’if I have done wrongly, avenge her;’ and withdrawing the knife from the wound in Rita’s bosom, he held it out to the old man with one hand, while with the other he tore open his vest.
  • "Just God, avenging God!" murmured Madame Danglars.
  • A fortnight after I was at Rogliano, and I said to Assunta,—’Console thyself, sister; Israel is dead, but he is avenged.’
  • You are the representative of justice here, and it is for justice to avenge those she has been unable to protect.
  • —’I have already told you—avenge him.
  • But in France they are considered in very bad taste; there are gendarmes who occupy themselves with such affairs, judges who condemn, and scaffolds which avenge.
  • But, as you know, a Corsican who has sworn to avenge himself cares not for distance, so his carriage, fast as it went, was never above half a day’s journey before me, who followed him on foot.
  • The lion was daunted; the avenger was conquered.
  • You, M. de Villefort, send for the priest; I will be the avenger.
  • Gentlemen, I know I am in the hands of an avenging God!
  • "There, Edmond Dantes!" he said, pointing to the bodies of his wife and child, "see, are you well avenged?"
  • But it is a glorious day for me,’ continued the young girl, raising her ardent gaze to heaven, ’that on which I find at last an opportunity of avenging my father!’
  • "What a fool I was," said he, "not to tear my heart out on the day when I resolved to avenge myself!"
  • "Swear, then," said Villefort, joining the hands of Morrel and d’Avrigny, "swear that you will spare the honor of my house, and leave me to avenge my child."
  • ’—’Monsieur,’ I replied, ’it is not for myself that I entreat your interference—I should grieve for him or avenge him, but my poor brother had a wife, and were anything to happen to me, the poor creature would perish from want, for my brother’s pay alone kept her.
  • The conduct of the son in seeking to avenge his father was so natural that Chateau-Renaud did not seek to dissuade him, and was content with renewing his assurances of devotion.
  • He easily understood why his son did not come to see him before he went to avenge his father’s honor; but when that was done, why did not his son come and throw himself into his arms?
  • At the same time the count appeared to increase in stature, his form, nearly double its usual height, stood out in relief against the red tapestry, his black hair was thrown back, and he stood in the attitude of an avenging angel.
  • A man has carried off your mistress, a man has seduced your wife, a man has dishonored your daughter; he has rendered the whole life of one who had the right to expect from heaven that portion of happiness God his promised to every one of his creatures, an existence of misery and infamy; and you think you are avenged because you send a ball through the head, or pass a sword through the breast, of that man who has planted madness in your brain, and despair in your heart.
  • Well, the French did not avenge themselves on the traitor, the Spaniards did not shoot the traitor, Ali in his tomb left the traitor unpunished; but I, betrayed, sacrificed, buried, have risen from my tomb, by the grace of God, to punish that man.
  • Certainly, after witnessing the culpable indolence manifested by M. de Villefort towards his own relations, I ought to have denounced him to the authorities; then I should not have been an accomplice to thy death, as I now am, sweet, beloved Valentine; but the accomplice shall become the avenger.
  • "I will put another case to you," continued the count; "that where society, attacked by the death of a person, avenges death by death.
  • No, no," continued the count, "had I to avenge myself, it is not thus I would take revenge."
  • "You are mistaken, sir," exclaimed Morrel, raising himself on one knee, his heart pierced by a more acute pang than any he had yet felt—"you are mistaken; Valentine, dying as she has, not only requires a priest, but an avenger.

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  • He wants to avenge the murder of his brother
  • You are the representative of justice here, and it is for justice to avenge those she has been unable to protect.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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