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vengeance
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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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.)
  • Let this be a warning to you not to take vengeance into your own hands.
  • But perhaps it had been only his fancy that had called vengeance out of the night, and set the hideous shapes of punishment before him.

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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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