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Definition take revenge for a perceived wrong
  • In the story, she wants to avenge the murder of her brother.
avenge = take revenge for
  • They want to avenge last year's loss to the team.
  • avenge = get revenge for
  • 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
  • Wouldst thou avenge thyself on the innocent babe?
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • I felt that the pale young gentleman's blood was on my head, and that the Law would avenge it.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Great Expectations
  • This very night I will avenge the death of my two daughters!
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • avenge = take revenge for
  • Ever since we walked into this room you've been behaving like a self-appointed public avenger.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • avenger = someone who takes revenge
  • Anything that is destroyed will be avenged.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • avenged = revenge will be taken
  • I would sail east myself for a year and a day to find my father's friends or to learn of their deaths and avenge them if I could.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • avenge = take revenge
  • I felt that the pale young gentleman's blood was on my head, and that the Law would avenge it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • avenge = take revenge
  • "We will avenge him," they whispered.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
  • avenge = take revenge
  • It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • avenger = someone who takes revenge for a perceived wrong
  • The Fox on her return, discovered what had happened, but was less grieved for the death of her young than for her inability to avenge them.
    Aesop  --  Fables
  • I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone.
    Edmund Burke
  • Remember to avenge me on the French.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 1
  • Shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • How can I avenge my sons—seven sons?
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • The whole world was going to be right, and amply avenge any brave talk against the conventions.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Avenging spirits hover over the spot where the victim fell, and lie in wait for the returning murderer.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • Duffy was the villain and I was the avenging hero.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men

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