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She could hardly contain her wrath when she learned he had betrayed her.
  extreme anger — sometimes implying angry punishment
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  • She could hardly contain her wrath when she learned he had betrayed her.
  • She fear’s the wrath of God.
  • I’m tired of pretending, of being afraid of my mom’s wrath.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • When he killed Oduche in the fight over the land, he fled to Aninta to escape the wrath of the earth.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart

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  • Long he had hunted in vain till the dawn chilled his wrath...
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • She really looked like the wrath of God, and I was too scared to go over and buy a package of peanuts for myself.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • He even caught her wrath at work.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • Grey Beaver’s wrath was terrible; likewise was White Fang’s fright.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • He’d written his own sermons his whole life, and some of them, we had to admit, were actually interesting, especially when he talked about the "wrath of God coming down on the fornicators" and all that good stuff.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • If the Great Sea had risen in wrath and fallen on the hills with storm, it could have worked no greater ruin.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers

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  • His fear of the orcs, forgotten for a while in his wrath...
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • his wrath was not against me
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • She stood shivering beneath the torrent of her mother’s wrath.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • ...But his doom
    Reserved him to more wrath; for now the thought
    Both of lost happiness and lasting pain
    Torments him:
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Her lips purse, and she tilts her head as if to say, Do you wish to interfere and bring my wrath down upon yourself?
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • He stands there with such wrath in him he feels the earth itself will split from his anger.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • I couldn’t go after Andie—a worse risk than her wrath—so I finally phoned her.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • But for now he didn’t want to deal with the wrath of Lana or Alec.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • But more often than not, it’s like killing one bee and inviting the swarm’s wrath.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • I think he preferred Ben’s wrath be directed at anybody but him.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • She was still in shock from the shark’s digestion of the turtle, from its dull-eyed wrath, and she found she had no voice, no strength to say Kalden’s name.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Sinful acts like these had caused the earthquake, Fazlullah thundered, and if people didn’t stop they would again invite the wrath of God.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Of course I always thanked them, was appropriately pleased and proud, not saying otherwise, but I also wished secretly that for once I’d hear about Sunny speaking insolently, that they had had a terrible row in front of everyone, that once and finally Mary Burns had been most cross and vehement and had scolded her with great wrath.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "My friends call me Wrath," says Raffe.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • It roars, pure wrath in its eyes.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • And risk Levana turning her wrath against his entire country?
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I visited my wrath upon Britney Spears at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Toward the end of his time the descent of the Devil in Wrath upon the World will produce more woful effects than what have been in former Ages.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • "I’ll go," he said at last, stopping himself from wondering if he could actually risk it—risk his father’s and Chaol’s wrath, and what might happen if he decided to damn the consequences.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • You stay right exactly where you are or risk my wrath, which, I must tell you in advance, is considerable.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • "AND ALL BECAUSE OF THAT STUBBORN WRETCH AZAZ," roared the Mathemagician, completely overwhelming the bug, for now his sadness had changed to fury and he stalked about the room adding up anger and multiplying wrath.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Then one night I experienced the soldiers’ wrath firsthand.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • They were standing together on the sideline staring straight ahead, hard-eyed, totally focused, like the wrath of God.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • When the train pulls out of the station, one of these boys lights a match, invoking the wrath of Mr. Curran, who boxes him about the head and shouts, for the whole car to hear, that he’s a worthless good-for-nothing clod of dirt on God’s green earth and will never amount to anything.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • The story of a prince who could not be killed, a priest who warned of a goddess’s wrath, a French prelate who believed he’d bought the same stone centuries later.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • She made sure I felt the frill measure of my lack of consideration for her and that I understood that if anything happened to me, she would be the one dealing with the wrath of my mother, a five-foot-three woman who could strike fear in a berserker.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • She then opened up with a fire-and-brimstone judgment-day sermon like an old circuit preacher who knew well the wrath of an angry God.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • When mention of the NSBers no longer brought on a volley of self-righteous wrath, I knew the person’s healing was not far away.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Or, "I look like the wrath of God."
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The twins have also incurred his wrath.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Afraid to untie or untape her sister for fear of incurring—a word which here means "bringing about"—Count Olaf’s wrath, Violet stroked Sunny’s hair and murmured that everything was all right.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning
  • I felt my own wrath rising; what right did he have to treat me like this?
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "Cutting a vampire will only earn you their wrath," he continued, reaching up for another stake.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Dreading his anger (for Hobie, though good-natured and slow to wrath, definitely had a temper) I’d had all kinds of justifications and excuses prepared but faced with his eerie composure it was impossible to defend myself.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But his mother hardens, and the prince backs down, knowing her wrath and power as well as I do.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • It was on every newsstand: bold headline reading, —GROOM’S FATHER MAY HAVE TRIGGERED RUSSIAN WRATH."
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Leave me and mine, or you will feel my wrath.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Most of the time, he was the wrathful god of Omori.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Summon one, and you’re likely to find yourself blasted with divine wrath.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • I found him very angry; he could scarce restrain his wrath.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
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