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with a vengeance
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I thought I was getting over my cold and went to work, but it came back with a vengeance.
  with intensity
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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
  • My thirst claws at me with a vengeance.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Griffin contra mundum …. with a vengeance.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man

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  • Out from behind the settle popped the robbers, and set upon him with a vengeance.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • It came at me with a vengeance, night after night, like it was making up for lost time.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Evangeline and Ptolemus return with a vengeance, locking Cal into a chaotic dance of knives and shrapnel.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • I throw myself into training with a vengeance.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The pain had returned with a vengeance.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • I’m guarding what I have left with a vengeance.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry

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  • They were now only dozens of yards away, single file, charging in with a vengeance, moving surprisingly fast.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • She just rearranged food on her plate, looking at it sadly while Calpurnia served Jem, Dill and me with a vengeance.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Anthony Marston dies of asphyxiation or choking last night after dinner, and Mother Rogers oversleeps herself with a vengeance.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • It was not so much due to the pain and suffering as itwas the tension of stress and humiliation that caused me to hate with a vengeance.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • It is the nineteenth century up-to-date with a vengeance.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • "Well, I seem to have come into an inheritance with a vengeance," said he when the long narrative was finished.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Jurgis was called upon to do the beating, and as it hurt his foot he did it with a vengeance; but it did not tend to add to the sweetness of his temper.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • To go for so long without prey and suddenly to have so many—his pent-up hunting instinct was lashing out with a vengeance.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The wind picked up with a vengeance.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Thinks I, Queequeg, this is using Rogers’s best cutlery with a vengeance.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • But I still felt an eerie sensation that told me Mother was somewhere out there, coiled like a rattlesnake, waiting to reach out and strike with a vengeance.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • Then Anne looked at him with a vengeance!
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • He oppressed the weak with a vengeance.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • I was his right eye, his oldest son, and he plucked me out with a vengeance.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Oh dear, we are growing up with a vengeance.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • And the obsession with my identity which I had developed in the factory hospital returned with a vengeance.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • They would sleep with their husbands, and take their money, but always with a vengeance.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • The twenty-five pounds I’d shed in Nepal came back with a vengeance.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • This, a corner-of-the-mouth whisper from Adamo who hated Leon with a vengeance.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • "Drink and the devil had done for the rest," with a vengeance, although, to be sure, we were not quite in so bad a case as that other ship they sang about: With one man of her crew alive, What put to sea with seventy-five.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • On it, with a brush, Zaman has written four lines of poetry, his answer, Laila knows, to those who grumble that the promised aid money to Afghanistan isn’t coming, that the rebuilding is going too slowly, that there is corruption, that the Taliban are regrouping already and will come back with a vengeance, that the world will forget once again about Afghanistan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • And with them gone, especially in northern Afghanistan, poppy planting had resumed with a vengeance.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And they will come again and with a vengeance, no cravens, the sons of Granuaile, the champions of Kathleen ni Houlihan.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "Little friend," said he, in quite a changed tone — while his face changed too, losing all its softness and gravity, and becoming harsh and sarcastic — "you have noticed my tender penchant for Miss Ingram: don’t you think if I married her she would regenerate me with a vengeance?"
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Here is stickiness with a vengeance: not only do some smokers find it hard to quit because they are addicted to nicotine, but also because without nicotine they run the risk of a debilitating psychiatric illness.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • It’s like all those quiet people, when they do lose their tempers they lose them with a vengeance.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • He shoved the last few remaining things he had laid out into his valise and snapped it with a vengeance.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • And so here you are-with a vengeance.
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Seven years ago, when Don Jaime had died, Jaimito had taken on the man-of-the-family role with a vengeance.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Is not this the same box with a vengeance?
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Demolitions specialists converged on pillboxes and bunkers with a vengeance, relishing their payback for the volume of slaughter those emplacements had dealt out.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Or, looking at it another way, walking in the cold’which had returned with a vengeance’and interrupting people from their own family celebrations while scaring the occasional motorist.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • To judge by the look on Ambiades’s face, whatever it was that bothered him had come upon him with a vengeance.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • "That’s as false a word as ever you spoke, Mr. Glegg," said the lady, pouring out the milk with unusual profuseness, as much as to say, if he wanted milk he should have it with a vengeance.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The eye of the outside world, which had slipped away from the Dragon Lady these last few years, had now returned with a vengeance.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Kim bent over the Mahratta’s neck, his heart nearly choking him; for this was the Great Game with a vengeance.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • …Mozambick, off at sea north-east winds blow Sabean odours from the spicy shore Of Araby the blest; with such delay Well pleased they slack their course, and many a league Cheered with the grateful smell old Ocean smiles: So entertained those odorous sweets the Fiend, Who came their bane; though with them better pleased Than Asmodeus with the fishy fume That drove him, though enamoured, from the spouse Of Tobit’s son, and with a vengeance sent From Media post to Egypt, there fast bound.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • That will be a Declaration of Independence with a vengeance.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • And this morning he concentrated with a vengeance.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • I could make him a solemn promise that it would be shut behind him with a vengeance.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
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