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vengeance
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Atlas Shrugged
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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 could not get rid of the impression, which he had kept receiving and rejecting for three months, that her vengeance was not a form of despair, as he had supposed-the impression, which he regarded as inconceivable, that she was enjoying it.
  • The sound she made was half-chuckle, half-moan-it was not a desire for vengeance, but a desperate sense of justice that drove the cutting bitterness of her voice, as she cried, consciously throwing the words at his face, "You wanted to know the name of that other man?

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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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