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  • For me, the prank was just a response to a previous prank, just a golden opportunity to, as the Colonel said, wreak a little havoc.†   (source)
  • "My Queen," said the dark-haired woman, "refers to your so-called blue fever that has wreaked such havoc on your citizens.†   (source)
  • while our awful fathers thrived, and boozed, and sprawled, and muddled on, and continued to stumble about and wreak havoc, in seemingly indefatigable health?†   (source)
  • He hangs around the Time Tombs waiting to come out and wreak havoc when it's mankind's time to join the dodo and the gorilla and the sperm whale on the extinction Hit Parade list.†   (source)
  • The school informed my parents I had been wreaking havoc with a number of other young boys.†   (source)
  • Mack shrugged, donned his gloves, and began raking into piles the havoc she was wreaking.†   (source)
  • When Lemming hit the road in 2004, he knew he would find big linebackers, and small defensive ends, whose chief future use would be to wreak havoc with the minds and bodies of quarterbacks.†   (source)
  • Then we'll have enough strength to break free of our tomb and wreak havoc upon Cape Cod.†   (source)
  • Kaheleha took his spirit army and wreaked havoc on the intruders.†   (source)
  • And he and his men had been wreaking havoc on U.S. troops, blowing stuff up all over the place.†   (source)
  • In 1944 he returned to his native land with the spearhead of the Eleventh Guards Army to wreak bloody vengeance on those who had collaborated with the Germans or been suspected of such.†   (source)
  • He did not notice the minute, tearing destruction that time had wreaked on the house and that, after such a prolonged absence, would have looked like a disaster to any man who had kept his memories alive.†   (source)
  • He thinks he uses us to wreak his revenge upon the Emperor.†   (source)
  • Here the dwarves had devoted a vast amount of space to the destruction wreaked upon Alagaesia by the two races.†   (source)
  • She had all her teeth and was just beginning to open the big wardrobes and wreak havoc on their contents when the family decided to spend the summer at Tres Marias, a place Clara had only heard about.†   (source)
  • Kicking at the sand at Bower's Point, Marcus knew he should be enjoying the havoc he'd wreaked the previous evening.†   (source)
  • "You have committed the following crimes," he continued: "having a dog with an unauthorized alarm, sowing confusion, upsetting the applecart, wreaking havoc, and mincing words."†   (source)
  • Wreaks havoc on my complexion.†   (source)
  • The radio assured Moody that it was, that the holy Shiite armies would wreak swift and sure vengeance upon the American puppets.†   (source)
  • Reek, I'm Reek, it rhymes with wreak "Reek," he said, "if it please my lord."†   (source)
  • Believe me, this whole thing's gonna blow up in our faces—these kids are gonna grow up, go on a rampage, wreak havoc on everything and everyone, contaminate themselves with every substance known to man, whack their kids as they were; then at the end of the day, when they face the judge, these people will either blame their deeds on society or plead that they were abused as kids, which of course made them the way they were.†   (source)
  • For as long as it held, Lord Howe's ships had no chance to "get up" where they could wreak havoc.†   (source)
  • Heavier mines would wreak havoc with tanks making their way inland.†   (source)
  • It was capable of wreaking unimaginable havoc unless it could be controlled.†   (source)
  • This was his home, and his dreams of Bangkok were wreaking havoc here.†   (source)
  • We'll go out and see what havoc we've wreaked.†   (source)
  • I think his pursuit of the ghost of rationality occurred because he wanted to wreak revenge on it, because he felt he himself was so shaped by it.†   (source)
  • He was sailing his yacht one night, in mid-Atlantic, fighting the worst storm ever wreaked upon the world, when he found it.†   (source)
  • Saint Dane promised to wreak havoc with all the territories in his quest to rule Halla.†   (source)
  • In 1988, Hurricane Gilberto wreaked havoc upon this city.†   (source)
  • "Ah little fishes, what trouble you bring," Regis muttered softly, pondering the irony of the havoc the silvery fish wreaked on the lives of the greedy people of Ten-Towns.†   (source)
  • I remember thinking of her, What's she afraid of, what could be so bad that we had to be that careful of what people thought of us, as if we ought to mince delicately about in pained feet through our immaculate neighborhood, we silent partners of the bordering WASPs and Jews, never rubbing them except with a smile, as if everything with us were always all right, in our great sham of propriety, as if nothing could touch us or wreak anger or sadness upon us.†   (source)
  • And I—I, Mr. McLean, should have been an English king with all the wenches of England at my beck and call, with an army of bandy-legged knights imploring me to raise a fleet to cross the Channel and wreak havoc along the French coast.†   (source)
  • The lump of shrapnel had been discriminating in the havoc it had wreaked, damaging bone and tissue but sparing major blood vessels.†   (source)
  • Trappers cannot bear them, for wolves not only compete for caribou but can wreak havoc with a trapline, springing the light traps used for foxes without getting caught themselves.†   (source)
  • At first it was a lark and I honestly enjoyed the bitchery and vengeance I was able to wreak upon these manuscripts.†   (source)
  • Or would Kardllen wreak some frightful vengeance upon those who had attacked him?†   (source)
  • It would have been easy, for example, to have gone over Morningside Park on the west side or to have crossed the Grand Central railroad tracks at 125th Street on the east side, to wreak havoc in white neighborhoods.†   (source)
  • It was the drought, started in 1998, in its second year now, that was wreaking havoc everywhere.†   (source)
  • Damien White, son of Nemesis, lived up to his namesake by wreaking vengeance on an acoustic guitar.†   (source)
  • Since they have moved into the open, they have been wreaking havoc.†   (source)
  • We're just, you know, wreaking a little havoc.†   (source)
  • 'You stationed lookouts around my office and you sent this buffoon,' she nodded at Ron — Malfoy laughed even louder — 'to tell me the poltergeist was wreaking havoc in the Transfiguration department when I knew perfectly well that he was busy smearing ink on the eyepieces of all the school telescopes —Mr Filch having just informed me so.†   (source)
  • The storms always raged across Florida, wreaking havoc, and then died somewhere overland or in the Gulf.†   (source)
  • Girls got into it too, ripping the blouses of the prim and proper "society" girls and wreaking havoc in the gym area.†   (source)
  • But that same day they encountered another boat, with a cargo of cattle for Jamaica, and were informed that the vessel with the plague flag was carrying two people sick with cholera, and that the epidemic was wreaking havoc along the portion of the river they still had to travel.†   (source)
  • Nemesis wanted him to wreak vengeance on Gaea?†   (source)
  • From his grave Westing would stalk his enemy, and through his heirs he would wreak his revenge.†   (source)
  • I have some Greek heroes to wreak vengeance upon!†   (source)
  • "A sneeze can wreak havoc on the fringe," said Tweedy knowingly.†   (source)
  • His father's prominence had made his current goal a possibility, and Marko planned to wreak his own vengeance on the Soviet Union, enough, perhaps, to satisfy the thousands of his countrymen who had died before he was even born.†   (source)
  • I was tempted to wreak my revenge on the police officers by bringing out Jack to sing some top-forty hits.†   (source)
  • In any case, this plot would put her in no danger at all from us, if she sits safely behind and lets the newborns wreak their havoc here.†   (source)
  • In 1985 and 1986, they were beaten badly by the New York Giants, and in both games Lawrence Taylor wreaked havoc.†   (source)
  • We both know he wanted my job, but he could have wreaked much worse damage on me by tampering with the potion.†   (source)
  • If they do, they will sweep over these ramparts like a storm-driven wave and wreak untold havoc in our midst, among the tents, where we cannot maneuver effectively.†   (source)
  • The scientists were all talking as though the virus wouldn't wreak havoc for another eighteen days, but really it could be less.†   (source)
  • Accustomed as he was to the horrific damage that swords, spears, and other weapons could wreak on flesh and bone, Roran still found the sight unnerving.†   (source)
  • The story Jeb had told me about one of their captives-the man who had simply collapsed, leaving no external evidence on the outside of the havoc wreaked inside his skull-haunted my thoughts.†   (source)
  • As a boy he had seen the havoc they had wreaked in the house of Lazara Conde, a schoolteacher who dared to rebuff the animes, and he had seen the watery trail of glass in the street and the mountain of stones they had thrown at her windows for three days and three nights.†   (source)
  • She felt sometimes that their memories wreaked havoc with their grieving, for despite the heroism that marked their ordeal, their reminiscences were not always rosy.†   (source)
  • Each day I vowed to wreak vengeance upon them, see them through some terrible circumstance I'd contrived, or else await the hand of fate.†   (source)
  • If a magician full of ambition but lacking scruples got hold of it, he or she could wreak an incredible amount of havoc.†   (source)
  • As they parted, Lady Lorana said, "I am most grateful to you, elf, and to you as well, Dragon Rider, for killing that monster before he could wreak sorrow and destruction upon Feinster.†   (source)
  • If it were to become known to a spellweaver of evil disposition, he or she could wreak vast amounts of destruction, especially since it would be difficult to stop anyone with access to so much power.†   (source)
  • You'd think I'd get used to the ongoing nightmare that was my life, but I was actually pathetically surprised that those demonoids from the School could continue to wreak havoc on me from so far away, so long ago.†   (source)
  • Their mission was simple; since Nasuada and King Orrin had withdrawn the bulk of their forces from Surda, Galbatorix had apparently decided to take advantage of their absence and wreak havoc throughout the defenseless country, sacking towns and villages and burning the crops needed to sustain the invasion of the Empire.†   (source)
  • As they emerged from the citadel, the air cleared and Eragon was able to see the destruction that the blast had wreaked on Uru'baen.†   (source)
  • Stay here with the rest of the soldiers and use the ballistae to wreak what havoc you can, keep the Dragon Wing from being boarded, and guard our families with your lives.†   (source)
  • From their high vantage point, they could see the damage that the storm had wreaked on Du Weldenvarden.†   (source)
  • You know I swore to never create instruments of death again, not after that traitor of a Rider and the destruction he wreaked with my blade.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Brown did not realize it at the time, but her inquisition ended before it started, and no amount of cajolery or intimidation on her part would wreak a confession or a betrayal from the brotherhood she now interrogated.†   (source)
  • Three days later my predecessor retired to civilian life, and the Minister issued a press statement: 'The Department of Mines and Resources is determined to do everything in its power to curb the carnage being wreaked upon the deer population by hordes of wolves.†   (source)
  • Also, to a lesser degree, I think she may not have wanted to expose to the world what had been wreaked upon her body by the privation of the past.†   (source)
  • He could not bear to be thwarted in his day-dream of revenge, so he was wreaking his spite on Agravaine in his thoughts, saying to himself that the latter was a drunken traitor to the family.†   (source)
  • Her hair was braided in two long hanks down her back: she was demure, shy, maidenly, a timid and blushing girl; but he feared her attentions to him, for she bathed him furiously, wreaking whatever was explosive and violent beneath her placidity upon his hide.†   (source)
  • For three mornings he accompanied the retiring carrier, gathering his mind to focal intensity while he tried to memorize each stereotyped movement of the delivery, tracing again and again the labyrinthine web of Niggertown, wreaking his plan out among the sprawled chaos of clay and slime, making incandescent those houses to which a paper was delivered, and forgetting the others.†   (source)
  • Sithence had he wreaking
    With cold journeys of care: from the king took he life.†   (source)
  • But without proofs, in a fit of rage, with the object of wreaking my vengeance, I have denounced you as a convict, you, a respectable man, a mayor, a magistrate!†   (source)
  • The dead man disposed of, and the crowd being under the necessity of providing some other entertainment for itself, another brighter genius (or perhaps the same) conceived the humour of impeaching casual passers-by, as Old Bailey spies, and wreaking vengeance on them.†   (source)
  • what horrible disturbance have we now in the house?" cried he, wreaking his resentful impatience—as a matter of course, and a custom of old—on the one person in the world that loved him.†   (source)
  • The noble Saxon had returned from the banquet, as we have seen, in no very placid humour, and wanted but a pretext for wreaking his anger upon some one.†   (source)
  • of those lightsome hours which make our childhood a time to be remembered like a happy dream through all our after life: a warm-hearted, harmless, affectionate creature, who never offended you, or did you wrong, but on whom you have vented the malice and hatred you have conceived for your nephew, and whom you have made an instrument for wreaking your bad passions upon him: what if we tell you that, sinking under your persecution, sir, and the misery and ill-usage of a life short in years but long in suffering, this poor creature has gone to tell his sad tale where, for your part in it, you must surely answer?'†   (source)
  • Hepzibah almost adopted the insane belief that it was her old Puritan ancestor, and not the modern Judge, on whom she had just been wreaking the bitterness of her heart.†   (source)
  • Of an impulsive and passionate nature, she had fortified herself to encounter the stings and venomous stabs of public contumely, wreaking itself in every variety of insult; but there was a quality so much more terrible in the solemn mood of the popular mind, that she longed rather to behold all those rigid countenances contorted with scornful merriment, and herself the object.†   (source)
  • i All day long, around the Skaian Gates, they fought, and would have won the city, too, had not Apollo, seeing the brave son of Menoitios wreaking havoc on the Trojans, killed him in action, and then given Hektor the honor of that deed.†   (source)
  • He wanted to wreak something dark and unspeakable in him into cold stone.†   (source)
  • It was as though some enemy upon whom he had wreaked his utmost of violence and contumely stood, unscathed and unscathed, and contemplated him with a musing and insufferable contempt.†   (source)
  • To wreak!†   (source)
  • But in spite of this knowledge and these admissions, in spite of the fact that his friend's support and sympathy were now his only comfort, Bernard continued perversely to nourish, along with his quite genuine affection, a secret grievance against the Savage, to mediate a campaign of small revenges to be wreaked upon him.†   (source)
  • I wreak my spite upon its image.†   (source)
  • The other is a mood of impotent fury in which he wreaks imaginary revenges upon those who have wronged him.†   (source)
  • He believed in beauty and in order, and that he would wreak out their mighty forms upon the distressful chaos of his life.†   (source)
  • This story—perfect, inevitable, and fabulous—wreaked upon him the nightmare coincidence of Destiny.†   (source)
  • Her wrath would never wreak itself in one fell blow.†   (source)
  • It had gripped savagely hold of him and was about to wreak upon him some terrific hurt.†   (source)
  • Here was some thing, not wood nor iron, upon which to wreak his hate.†   (source)
  • He revelled in the vengeance he wreaked upon his kind.†   (source)
  • And do not you fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head?†   (source)
  • He doubted not that she had come to wreak her vengeance also, and to deal her blow like the rest.†   (source)
  • Why should she wreak revenge on all the male sex?†   (source)
  • Weucha instantly abandoned his hold of the master in order to wreak his vengeance on the dog.†   (source)
  • He might remain in Switzerland and wreak his vengeance on my relatives.†   (source)
  • On him who scorned the world, as he said, the scorned world wreaks its revenge.†   (source)
  • Only satisfied his own passion, only wreaked his own vengeance.†   (source)
  • The warder erst slew
    Some few of folk, and the feud then became 3060
    Wrothfully wreaked.†   (source)
  • I wreaked the foul deeds,
    The death-quelling of Danes, e'en as duly behoved.†   (source)
  • And Leonora assured him that, if the minutest fragment of the real situation ever got through to my senses, she would wreak upon him the most terrible vengeance that she could think of.†   (source)
  • But as society has not the courage to kill them, and, when it catches them, simply wreaks on them some superstitious expiatory rites of torture and degradation, and than lets them loose with heightened qualifications for mischief; it is just as well that they are at large in the Sierra, and in the hands of a chief who looks as if he might possibly, on provocation, order them to be shot.†   (source)
  • But that men should wreak their anger on others by the bruising of the flesh and the letting of blood was something strangely and fearfully new to me.†   (source)
  • And in open court-room, before all men, Jim Hall had proclaimed that the day would come when he would wreak vengeance on the Judge that sentenced him.†   (source)
  • He was no fool himself, and whatever vengeance he desired to wreak, he could wait until he caught White Fang alone.†   (source)
  • But now Lip-lip was his dog, and he proceeded to wreak his vengeance on him by putting him at the end of the longest rope.†   (source)
    Body and soul thereon I'll wreak;
    Yet, truly, I've some inclination
    On summer holidays to seek
    A little freedom and recreation.†   (source)
  • There is a mortifying experience in particular which does not fail to wreak itself also in the general history; I mean "the foolish face of praise," the forced smile which we put on in company where we do not feel at ease in answer to conversation which does not interest us.†   (source)
  • Dantes uttered blasphemies that made his jailer recoil with horror, dashed himself furiously against the walls of his prison, wreaked his anger upon everything, and chiefly upon himself, so that the least thing,—a grain of sand, a straw, or a breath of air that annoyed him, led to paroxysms of fury.†   (source)
  • But yet was his mother,
    The greedy, the glum-moody, fain to be going
    A sorrowful journey her son's death to wreak.†   (source)
  • This tale was originally fabricated as a means of annoyance against one who hurt your trade and half cudgelled you to death, and to enable you to obtain repossession of a half-dead drudge, whom you wished to regain, because, while you wreaked your vengeance on him for his share in the business, you knew that the knowledge that he was again in your power would be the best punishment you could inflict upon your enemy.†   (source)
  • But, in the education of her child, the mother's enthusiasm of thought had something to wreak itself upon.†   (source)
  • In due time the bereaved Farfrae had learnt the, at least, proximate cause of Lucetta's illness and death, and his first impulse was naturally enough to wreak vengeance in the name of the law upon the perpetrators of the mischief.†   (source)
  • Such things give a completeness to prosperity, and contribute elements of agreeable consciousness that are not dreamed of by that short-sighted, overheated vindictiveness which goes out its way to wreak itself in direct injury.†   (source)
  • Seth had never in his life spoken a harsh word to his mother, and timid people always wreak their peevishness on the gentle.†   (source)
  • On the contrary, he avoided their actual touch or the direct inhaling of their odors with a caution that impressed Giovanni most disagreeably; for the man's demeanor was that of one walking among malignant influences, such as savage beasts, or deadly snakes, or evil spirits, which, should he allow them one moment of license, would wreak upon him some terrible fatality.†   (source)
  • That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate; and be the white whale agent, or be the white whale principal, I will wreak that hate upon him.†   (source)
  • He resolved that nobody should be witness of his encounter with Tom; and determined, if he could not subdue him by bullying, to defer his vengeance, to be wreaked in a more convenient season.†   (source)
  • The girl must know, well, that if she shook him off, she could never be safe from his fury, and that it would be surely wreaked—to the maiming of limbs, or perhaps the loss of life—on the object of her more recent fancy.†   (source)
  • That girl's hard and haughty and capricious to the last degree, and has been brought up by Miss Havisham to wreak revenge on all the male sex.†   (source)
  • She is captive unto those men of Belial, and they will wreak their cruelty upon her, sparing neither for her youth nor her comely favour.†   (source)
  • Calm, gentle, passionless, as he appeared, there was yet, we fear, a quiet depth of malice, hitherto latent, but active now, in this unfortunate old man, which led him to imagine a more intimate revenge than any mortal had ever wreaked upon an enemy.†   (source)
  • In our instinctive rebellion against pain, we are children again, and demand an active will to wreak our vengeance on.†   (source)
  • I saw in this, wretched though it made me, and bitter the sense of dependence and even of degradation that it awakened,—I saw in this that Estella was set to wreak Miss Havisham's revenge on men, and that she was not to be given to me until she had gratified it for a term.†   (source)
  • It seemed to be Maule's impulse, not to ruin Alice, nor to visit her with any black or gigantic mischief, which would have crowned her sorrows with the grace of tragedy, but to wreak a low, ungenerous scorn upon her.†   (source)
  • I wished to see him again, that I might wreak the utmost extent of abhorrence on his head and avenge the deaths of William and Justine.†   (source)
  • Words cannot state the amount of aggravation and injury wreaked upon me by Trabb's boy, when passing abreast of me, he pulled up his shirt-collar, twined his side-hair, stuck an arm akimbo, and smirked extravagantly by, wriggling his elbows and body, and drawling to his attendants, "Don't know yah, don't know yah, 'pon my soul don't know yah!"†   (source)
  • I was possessed by a maddening rage when I thought of him, and desired and ardently prayed that I might have him within my grasp to wreak a great and signal revenge on his cursed head.†   (source)
  • Then she sat on the hall-guest and tugg'd out her sax,
    The broad and brown-edged, to wreak her her son,
    Her offspring her own.†   (source)
  • So we there withinward the livelong day's wearing
    Took pleasure amongst us, till came upon men
    Another of nights; then eftsoons again
    Was yare for the harm-wreak the mother of Grendel:
    All sorry she wended, for her son death had taken,
    The war-hate of the Weders: that monster of women 2120
    Awreaked her bairn, and quelled a warrior
    In manner all mighty.†   (source)
  • That feud hath she wreaked
    Wherein yesternight gone by Grendel thou quelledst
    Through thy hardihood fierce with grips hard enow.†   (source)
  • Surely never the folk-king of his fellows in battle
    Had need to be boastful; howsoever God gave him,
    The Victory-wielder, that he himself wreaked him
    Alone with the edge, when to him need of might was.†   (source)
  • Learned I that the morrow one brother the other
    With the bills' edges wreaked the death on the banesman,
    Whereas Ongentheow is a-seeking of Eofor:
    Glode the war-helm asunder, the aged of Scylfings
    Fell, sword-bleak; e'en so remember'd the hand
    Feud enough; nor e'en then did the life-stroke withhold.†   (source)
  • There song was and sound all gather'd together
    Of that Healfdene's warrior and wielder of battle,
    The wood of glee greeted, the lay wreaked often,
    Whenas the hall-game the minstrel of Hrothgar
    All down by the mead-bench tale must be making:
    By Finn's sons aforetime, when the fear gat them,
    The hero of Half-Danes, Hnaef of the Scyldings,
    On the slaughter-field Frisian needs must he fall.†   (source)
  • Then lightly they learn'd me, my people, this lore,
    E'en the best that there be of the wise of the churls,
    O Hrothgar the kingly, that thee should I seek to,
    Whereas of the might of my craft were they cunning;
    For they saw me when came I from out of my wargear,
    Blood-stain'd from the foe whenas five had I bounden, 420
    Quell'd the kin of the eotens, and in the wave slain
    The nicors by night-tide: strait need then I bore,
    Wreak'd the grief of the Weders, the woe they had gotten;
    I ground down the wrathful; and now against Grendel
    I here with the dread one alone shall be dooming,
    In Thing with the giant.†   (source)
  • So sank they to slumber; but one paid full sorely
    For his rest of the even, as to them fell full often
    Sithence that the gold-hall Grendel had guarded,
    And won deed of unright, until that the end came
    And death after sinning: but clear was it shown now,
    Wide wotted of men, that e'en yet was a wreaker
    Living after the loathly, a long while of time
    After the battle-care, Grendel's own mother;
    The woman, the monster-wife, minded her woe,
    She who needs must in horror of waters be wonning, 1260
    The streams all a-cold, sithence Cain was become
    For an edge-bane forsooth to his very own brother,
    The own son of his father.†   (source)
  • Damosel, said Beaumains, a knight may little do that may not suffer a damosel, for whatsomever ye said unto me I took none heed to your words, for the more ye said the more ye angered me, and my wrath I wreaked upon them that I had ado withal.†   (source)
  • , wondrously, Wonderly, wonderfully, Wood, mad, Woodness, madness, Wood shaw, thicket of the wood, Worship, honour, Worshipped, cause to be honoured, Worts, roots, Wot, know, Wrack, destruction, Wroken, wreaked, Wrothe, twisted, Yede, ran, Yelden, yielded, Yerde, stick, stem, Yode, went, Yolden, yielded, Y-wis, certainly,†   (source)
  • Full she drad that God the Wreaker all mankind would fordo with water for his evil sins.†   (source)
  • Still: but an itch of death is in them, to tell me in my ear a maudlin tale, urge me to wreak their will.†   (source)
  • Whence, disappearing from the constellation of the Northern Crown he would somehow reappear reborn above delta in the constellation of Cassiopeia and after incalculable eons of peregrination return an estranged avenger, a wreaker of justice on malefactors, a dark crusader, a sleeper awakened, with financial resources (by supposition) surpassing those of Rothschild or the silver king.†   (source)
  • O, how my heart abhors
    To hear him nam'd,—and cannot come to him,—
    To wreak the love I bore my cousin Tybalt
    Upon his body that hath slaughter'd him!†   (source)
  • In heav'n the Dirae call'd, and still at hand, Before the throne of angry Jove they stand, His ministers of wrath, and ready still The minds of mortal men with fears to fill, Whene'er the moody sire, to wreak his hate On realms or towns deserving of their fate, Hurls down diseases, death and deadly care, And terrifies the guilty world with war.†   (source)
  • Don Quixote, feeling the roughness of the rope on his wrist, exclaimed, "Your grace seems to be grating rather than caressing my hand; treat it not so harshly, for it is not to blame for the offence my resolution has given you, nor is it just to wreak all your vengeance on so small a part; remember that one who loves so well should not revenge herself so cruelly."†   (source)
  • And in his armes he them all up hent*, *raised, took
    And them comforted in full good intent,
    And swore his oath, as he was true knight,
    He woulde do *so farforthly his might* *as far as his power went*
    Upon the tyrant Creon them to wreak*, *avenge
    That all the people of Greece shoulde speak,
    How Creon was of Theseus y-served,
    As he that had his death full well deserved.†   (source)
  • But as new-fangled and artificial treasons have been the great engines by which violent factions, the natural offspring of free government, have usually wreaked their alternate malignity on each other, the convention have, with great judgment, opposed a barrier to this peculiar danger, by inserting a constitutional definition of the crime, fixing the proof necessary for conviction of it, and restraining the Congress, even in punishing it, from extending the consequences of guilt beyond the person of its author.†   (source)
  • Happy for Man, so coming; he her aid
    Can never seek, once dead in sins, and lost;
    Atonement for himself, or offering meet,
    Indebted and undone, hath none to bring;
    Behold me then: me for him, life for life
    I offer: on me let thine anger fall;
    Account me Man; I for his sake will leave
    Thy bosom, and this glory next to thee
    Freely put off, and for him lastly die
    Well pleased; on me let Death wreak all his rage.†   (source)
  • Damosel, said Beaumains, a knight may little do that may not suffer a damosel, for whatsomever ye said unto me I took none heed to your words, for the more ye said the more ye angered me, and my wrath I wreaked upon them that I had ado withal.†   (source)
  • I left him there in the hands of his servants, who did not dare and were not able to interfere in his defence, and I come to seek from thee a safe-conduct into France, where I have relatives with whom I can live; and also to implore thee to protect my father, so that Don Vicente's numerous kinsmen may not venture to wreak their lawless vengeance upon him.†   (source)
  • His neighbours full of envy, his feigned
    friends that seemed reconciled, and his flatterers, made
    semblance of weeping, and impaired and agregged [aggravated]
    much of this matter, in praising greatly Meliboeus of might, of
    power, of riches, and of friends, despising the power of his
    adversaries: and said utterly, that he anon should wreak him on
    his foes, and begin war.†   (source)
  • And forth he went, no longer would he tarry,
    Into the town to an apothecary,
    And prayed him that he him woulde sell
    Some poison, that he might *his rattes quell,* *kill his rats*
    And eke there was a polecat in his haw,* *farm-yard, hedge <27>
    That, as he said, his eapons had y-slaw:* *slain
    And fain he would him wreak,* if that he might, *revenge
    Of vermin that destroyed him by night.†   (source)
  • And if that any neighebour of mine
    Will not in church unto my wife incline,
    Or be so hardy to her to trespace,* *offend
    When she comes home she rampeth* in my face, *springs
    And crieth, 'False coward, wreak* thy wife *avenge
    By corpus Domini, I will have thy knife,
    And thou shalt have my distaff, and go spin.'†   (source)
  • And for that Nicanor and Timothee
    With Jewes were vanquish'd mightily, <21>
    Unto the Jewes such an hate had he,
    That he bade *graith his car* full hastily, *prepare his chariot*
    And swore and saide full dispiteously,
    Unto Jerusalem he would eftsoon,* *immediately
    To wreak his ire on it full cruelly
    But of his purpose was he let* full soon.†   (source)
  • Up started then the young folk anon at once, and the most part
    of that company have scorned these old wise men and begun to
    make noise and said, "Right as while that iron is hot men should
    smite, right so men should wreak their wrongs while that they
    be fresh and new:" and with loud voice they cried.†   (source)
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