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avenge

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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
  • He had come here not to avenge himself but to answer a question.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • avenge = take revenge for
  • "Wouldst thou avenge thyself on the innocent babe?" whispered she.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • avenge = take revenge for
  • 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 has avenged thee," answered Hester Prynne.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • avenged = taken revenge for
  • If that has not avenged me, I can do no more!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • avenged = taken revenge for
  • Why hast thou not avenged thyself on me?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • avenged = taken revenge for
  • At exactly midnight, Colonel Matheny, piloting the lead plane, Dumbo the Avenger, broke radio silence.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • avenger = someone who takes revenge
  • Roger Chillingworth, however, was inclined to be hardly, if at all, less satisfied with the aspect of affairs, which Providence—using the avenger and his victim for its own purposes, and, perchance, pardoning, where it seemed most to punish—had substituted for his black devices.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • avenger = someone who takes revenge
  • Unable to accomplish this, he nevertheless, as a matter of principle, continued his habits of social familiarity with the old man, and thus gave him constant opportunities for perfecting the purpose to which—poor forlorn creature that he was, and more wretched than his victim—the avenger had devoted himself.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • avenger = someone who takes 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

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