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  • By ancient custom an iron longsword had been laid across the lap of each who had been Lord of Winterfell, to keep the vengeful spirits in their crypts.†   (source)
  • A forgotten son, a vengeful mother, a brother with a long shadow, a strange mutation.†   (source)
  • So on that day, Wu Tsing, fearful of my mother's vengeful spirit, wore the coarsest of white cotton mourning clothes.†   (source)
  • I knew I could bring out your vengeful side.†   (source)
  • They cleaned houses and washed clothes, they shined shoes, and in quiet desperation and vengeful pride, they stole, and lived in pursuit of their own dream.†   (source)
  • Hera can be vengeful.†   (source)
  • There are hurtful, vengeful spirits layin' hands on these children.†   (source)
  • I make a note to myself not to end up alone in a room with him, because he's clearly having vengeful thoughts over that stupid earpiece.†   (source)
  • But in the end, I think it's about something else, something much more than my feeling vengeful and mean-spirited.†   (source)
  • Even as he cried from the pain, Ender could not help but take vengeful pleasure in the murmurs he heard rising through the barracks.†   (source)
  • Cool Girl and Loved Wife and Unloved Wife and Vengeful Scorned Wife.†   (source)
  • Tehlu watches over us, but he is vengeful.†   (source)
  • Even as the angry, vengeful thoughts boiled through me, I saw the sin of them.†   (source)
  • If you strike a man on the top of his head with a katana and do not make 2flY effort to stop the blade, it will divide his;kull and probably get hung up in his collarbone or his pelvis, and then you will be out there in the middle of the medieval battlefield with a foot on your late opponent's face, trying to work the blade loose as his best friend comes running up to you with a certain vengeful gleam in his eye.†   (source)
  • Maybe I was vengeful.†   (source)
  • Show her that this is Your kind, vengeful hand at work and—†   (source)
  • And so we were born in the spirit of the vengeful Lord, no longer His lambs.†   (source)
  • And all the time, I was weighing the possibility of the Taliban coming in on some vengeful attack in retribution for yesterday's bombardment.†   (source)
  • Vengeful and delighting in taking human life even when you have no need.†   (source)
  • I fixed the woman's receding back with a vengeful stare.†   (source)
  • I was in a vengeful and near savage state.†   (source)
  • The Lord was wise and omnipotent, but He was also a vengeful God who let no bad deed go unpunished.†   (source)
  • Vengeful, mean, filled with hatred and with a quick temper.†   (source)
  • But it was there that she understood that her God was also a vengeful and harsh God and could be so even to His faithful.†   (source)
  • There were other chiefs, true, and the final fights were yet to be fought, but he had never had the vengeful nature of some Rangers and had no interest in spending a decade mopping up renegades and stragglers.†   (source)
  • The pigeons, insulted and vengeful, hounded the man until he was nearly mad—following him wherever he went, picking at his clothes, pulling his hair, fouling his food with their hind-feathers, tapping on his windows at night so he couldn't sleep—until one day he fell to his knees and cried, '0 pigeons!†   (source)
  • His face was grim, almost unrecognizable, as though he were possessed by some dark or vengeful force.†   (source)
  • How many vengeful spirits roam these tunnels?†   (source)
  • Then it could be that behind your eyes is a demon or a vengeful spirit.†   (source)
  • I never meant to be vengeful.†   (source)
  • He was a glowering, vengeful, disillusioned Indian who hated foreigners with names like Cathcart, Korn, Black and Havermeyer and wished they'd all go back to where their lousy ancestors had come from.†   (source)
  • The world has come to an end, my mother is out there with the street gangs, crazier than ever, my sister has been kidnapped by vengeful angels, and I'm concerned that my hair is greasy and my breath smells bad.†   (source)
  • Truthfully I've never considered her to be a vengeful person.†   (source)
  • Kemp ran to the highest spot he could find, his face flushed with a vengeful desire.†   (source)
  • Sebastian was gone, for the moment at least, but still she felt torn apart, bitter and angry and vengeful and sad.†   (source)
  • Johnson's vengeful policies toward the South were in direct contrast with what Lincoln had hoped for, and despite their earlier animosity toward each other, Stanton was keen to see Lincoln's wishes put in place.†   (source)
  • He came to me now furious, wronged, and vengeful.†   (source)
  • Indoctrinated, embittered, vengeful.†   (source)
  • She could tick them off—lazy, vengeful, lustful, unsatisfied, greedy, ambitious.†   (source)
  • He killed Tom Black, the vengeful demon who rode horses to death.†   (source)
  • For about ten minutes the vengeful crew proceed to maim, strangle, poison, burn, stomp, blind and otherwise have at Pasquale, while he describes intimately his varied sensations for our enjoyment.†   (source)
  • Then with vengeful resolve she seizes her doll, and is about to dash its brains out on the floor when ANNIE diving catches it in one hand, which she at once shakes with hopping pain but otherwise ignores, patiently.†   (source)
  • He was startled, almost frightened, by her sudden voice, and he wanted, in some vengeful reflex of exasperation, to ask her what she had said.†   (source)
  • The sea the color of honey looked sweet even to the tongue, the salt and vengeful sea.†   (source)
  • The Republicans were already accusing the Democrats of harboring insurrectionists and traitors; and the Democratic contribution to increased intersectional distrust was a new breed of Southern demagogues, intolerant and vengeful, "sired by Reconstruction out of scalawags."†   (source)
  • Now the vengeful urge no longer had sure footing.   (source)
    vengeful = desire to take revenge
  • And that had prompted Kemp's vengeful little billet doux.†   (source)
  • She was a malicious and vengeful woman, I knew that.†   (source)
  • She couldn't imagine anything that would make Annabeth suddenly turn vengeful.†   (source)
  • Simmon laughed, lost in his own vengeful fantasy.†   (source)
  • Well, of course they'd be vengeful, considering how they'd been fobbed off.†   (source)
  • You're vengeful — no, you're jealous, though God knows why.†   (source)
  • I will admit I thought dark, vengeful thoughts that night.†   (source)
  • We did learn, in a spirit of vengefulness: we would give Mr. Erskine no excuses.†   (source)
  • Almost as if Tehlu himself steered it toward the beast with a vengeful hand.†   (source)
  • Sansa was appalled, wondering if the gods had heard her vengeful prayer.†   (source)
  • She'd never seen someone get so angry or vengeful on her behalf.†   (source)
  • I know myself to be vengeful, greedy, secretive and sly.†   (source)
  • Everyone knew there was nothing worse than a vengeful ghost.†   (source)
  • The nightmares transform into a black pit of pain, and the pain stalks me like a vengeful twin.†   (source)
  • Vengeful neighbors had shaved her hair to the gleaming bone because she had slept with Germans.†   (source)
  • It sounded so warlike, so vengeful, so invincible.†   (source)
  • She's fast and vengeful, and for a few minutes, I think my losing streak might continue.†   (source)
  • The man's eyes, however, although gray like Peter's, were those of a total stranger, filled with a hatred and a vengefulness that were almost otherworldly.†   (source)
  • Sullen, brutish, vengeful; a mind that exists at a sub-rational level, yet cunning, slippery and evasive.†   (source)
  • 'You're greedy, both of you!' he said the next night as he paced back and forth in the dark of the center of the room, turning a vengeful eye on Claudia, who was fitted into her corner, in the circle of her candle flame, her books in stacks about her.†   (source)
  • And when night falls, there are said to be ghosts, cold vengeful spirits of the north who hunger for southron blood.†   (source)
  • We've become so fearful and vengeful that we've thrown away children, discarded the disabled, and sanctioned the imprisonment of the sick and the weak—not because they are a threat to public safety or beyond rehabilitation but because we think it makes us seem tough, less broken.†   (source)
  • As for McDermott, he became more brooding and vengeful by the day; and he said that Nancy planned to turn him off before the month was up, and to withhold his wages, but that he would not stand for it; and if she treated him so, she would soon treat me the same way, and that we should join together and demand our rights.†   (source)
  • I'd flipped through the photos on her phone one night, jealous, possessive, curious, and seen plenty of shots of an ex or two smiling proudly in her bed, and I assumed at one point I'd join the club—I kind of wanted to join the club—and for some reason that hadn't worried me, even though it could be downloaded and sent to a million people in the space of a vengeful second.†   (source)
  • I had older cousins who worked in law enforcement and sought information about the boys who committed the crime—I remember them being more astonished than vengeful about the immaturity and lack of judgment the juveniles had demonstrated.†   (source)
  • He never beat her, but his pure, inarticulate fury would fill the house for days, weeks, at a time, making the air humid, hard to breathe, my father stalking around with his lower jaw jutting out, giving him the look of a wounded, vengeful boxer, grinding his teeth so loud you could hear it across the room.†   (source)
  • Only an orphan could be so self-assured, but this aplomb of theirs concealed a vengeful nature — underneath, they were jeering at everyone.†   (source)
  • It was only his revenant who remained, the small vengeful ghost who throttled Shae and put a crossbow bolt through the great Lord Tywin's bowels.†   (source)
  • She was vengeful and violent.†   (source)
  • He snatched the speech out of Yoyo's hands, held it before the girl's wide eyes, a vengeful, mad look in his own, and then once, twice, three, four, countless times, he tore the speech into shreds.†   (source)
  • Nick Shay," he said with a little stab in it, a touch of vengeful intent, because she knew about the chess lessons of course, and would recognize Matty's last name, and would know Nick was the older brother, and would feel the close-knit danger of the thing.†   (source)
  • The cat had been festooned with dozens of tiny silver wedding bells and, in a vengeful rage, was gnawing a hole in one of the piano legs.†   (source)
  • We got no call to be vengeful.†   (source)
  • ineptitude he had finally lost all patience, and there were minutes of agonizing fury and frustration in the sky when he hungered to be demoted again to a wing plane with a loaded machine gun in the compartment instead of the precision bombsight that he really had no need for, a powerful, heavy fifty-caliber machine gun he could seize vengefully in both hands and turn loose savagely against all the demons tyrannizing him: at the smoky black puffs of the flak itself; at the German antiaircraft gunners below whom he could not even see and could not possibly harm with his machine gun even if he ever did take the time to open fire, at Havermeyer and Appleby in the lead plane for thei†   (source)
  • He's got a vengeful nature, too.†   (source)
  • Jim did seem vengeful.†   (source)
  • The meeting was full of strange crosscurrents: the nostalgic Piedmont, the religious Piedmont, the authoritarian Piedmont, the paternal Piedmont, and the one I would come to know most intimately—the vengeful Piedmont.†   (source)
  • I relighted it to see his lovely creations, and I saw his children tossed and torn and destroyed as though some vengefulness was at work.†   (source)
  • Oh, if only God did not seem so furious and vengeful!†   (source)
  • (vengefully) Den I'll be de one to smash de glass†   (source)
  • I saw the Judge smiling with what I took to be a vengeful relish.†   (source)
  • Remorseful food stuck vengefully in Eugene's throat.†   (source)
  • There was nothing vengeful about him either, no fury, no outrage.†   (source)
  • He glances with vengeful yearning at the drink of whiskey in his hand.†   (source)
  • It was in this way, bullet-riddled, shot to pieces, open to the vengeful and the morbid gaze of all, that Dick came back to town.†   (source)
  • And Father said he must have realised then that it would not be much after dark when it would happen; that he must have sat there and sensed, felt them gathering with the horses and dogs and guns—the curious and the vengeful—men of Sutpen's own kind, who used to eat at his table with him back when he (Wash) had yet to approach nearer the house than the scuppernong arbor—men who had led the way, shown the other and lesser ones how to fight in battles, who might also possess signed papers from the generals saying that they were among the first and foremost of th†   (source)
  • She speared a frying steak and flipped it over on its raw back, smiling vengefully in a mounting column of greasy blue vapor.†   (source)
  • it was tainted and corrupt by whatever it was in Mother; loud and fast now, telling himself That's what it is; maybe he has gone on ahead to wait for me; he left no message for me here because the others are not to suspect yet and he knows that I will know at once where be is when I find him gone, thinking of the two of them, the sombre vengeful woman who was his mother and the grim rocklike man who had looked at him every day for ten days with absolutely no alteration of expression at all, facing one another in grim armistice after almost thirty years in that rich baroque drawing room in that house which he called home since apparently everybody seemed to have to have a home, the man wh†   (source)
  • After the Governor had died in the big tester bed with a lot of expensive medical talent leaning over him, Anne Stanton lived in the house fronting the sea, with only the company of Aunt Sophonisba, a feeble, grumbling, garrulous, and incompetent old colored woman, who combined benevolence and a vengeful tyranny in the ambiguous way known only to old colored women who have spent their lives in affectionate service, in prying, wheedling, and chicanery, in shortlived rebelliousness and long irony, and in secondhand clothes.†   (source)
  • Out of it their faces seemed to glare with bodiless suspension as though from haloes as they stooped and raised Hightower, his face bleeding, from the floor where Christmas, running up the hall, his raised and armed and manacled hands full of glare and glitter like lightning bolts, so that he resembled a vengeful and furious god pronouncing a doom, had struck him down.†   (source)
  • It looked at you with a vengeful aspect.†   (source)
  • [He makes vengefully for the shelter door]†   (source)
  • The man grabbed his hat and rushed from the room, apparently determined upon a vengeful drunk.†   (source)
  • He told me he was experiencing a feeling of unutterable relief, of vengeful elation.†   (source)
  • You'll kill him—for yourself—for your vengeful hate?†   (source)
  • Desecrated as the body is, a vengeful ghost survives and hovers over it to scare.†   (source)
  • His life had been crowded with griefs and with vengeful preparations—too much crowded for love.†   (source)
  • The burning ship drove on, as if remorselessly commissioned to some vengeful deed.†   (source)
  • The strength in him then—the thing rife in him that was note hate, but something as remorseless—might have been the fiery fruition of a whole lifetime of vengeful quest.†   (source)
  • When she ventured to Sunday School and heard the teachers droning that the genealogy of Shamsherai was a valuable ethical problem for children to think about; when she experimented with Wednesday prayer-meeting and listened to store-keeping elders giving their unvarying weekly testimony in primitive erotic symbols and such gory Chaldean phrases as "washed in the blood of the lamb" and "a vengeful God"; when Mrs. Bogart boasted that through his boyhood she had made Cy confess nightly upon the basis of the Ten Commandments; then Carol was dismayed to find the Christian religion, in America, in the twentieth century, as abnormal as Zoroastrianism—without the splendor.†   (source)
  • He had very little brains, it is true, but he had plenty of muscle: surely, if she provided the thought, and he the manly energy and pluck, together they could outwit the astute diplomatist, and save the hostage from his vengeful hands, without imperilling the life of the noble leader of that gallant little band of heroes.†   (source)
  • It would be the deed of a silent, vengeful, implacable man driven by wild justice such as had been the deadly leaven in Monty Price.†   (source)
  • I had been too frightened not to feel vengeful; I felt I had him on the run, and I meant to keep him on the run.†   (source)
  • The retribution that followed every vengeful success was so sweeping and majestic that the boys always retired from the field badly worsted.†   (source)
  • This blood of his, that had received a stronger strain from his desert life, might in a single moment flood out reason and intellect and make him a vengeful man.†   (source)
  • He must have had an unconscious conviction that the reality could not be half as bad, not half as anguishing, appalling, and vengeful as the created terror of his imagination.†   (source)
  • It was a moment of triumph for the wilderness, an invading and vengeful rush which, it seemed to me, I would have to keep back alone for the salvation of another soul.†   (source)
  • The cleverest woman in Europe, the elegant and fashionable Lady Blakeney, who had dazzled London society with her beauty, her wit and her extravagances, presented a very pathetic picture of tired-out, suffering womanhood, which would have appealed to any, but the hard, vengeful heart of her baffled enemy.†   (source)
  • He would rob a man as if only to demonstrate his poor opinion of the creature, and he would bring to the shooting or maiming of some quiet, unoffending stranger a savage and vengeful earnestness fit to terrify the most reckless of desperadoes.†   (source)
  • There was in the broken, violent speech of that man, unveiling before me his thoughts with the very hand of Death upon his throat, an undisguised ruthlessness of purpose, a strange vengeful attitude towards his own past, and a blind belief in the righteousness of his will against all mankind, something of that feeling which could induce the leader of a horde of wandering cut-throats to call himself proudly the Scourge of God.†   (source)
  • These proceedings had all the cold vengefulness of a death-sentence, and the cruelty of a sentence of exile.†   (source)
  • Lastly, she was guardian over a little armoury of cutlasses and carbines, arrayed in vengeful order above one of the official chimney-pieces; and over that respectable tradition never to be separated from a place of business claiming to be wealthy — a row of fire-buckets — vessels calculated to be of no physical utility on any occasion, but observed to exercise a fine moral influence, almost equal to bullion, on most beholders.†   (source)
  • Yet this Catalan has eyes that glisten like those of the vengeful Spaniards, Sicilians, and Calabrians, and the other has fists big enough to crush an ox at one blow.†   (source)
  • The morning after that combat, Hugo got up with a heart filled with vengeful purposes against the King.†   (source)
  • Vengeful feelin's are uppermost in the hearts of the Mingos, and any little disapp'intment about the plunder, or the prisoners, or Hist, may make the torments sartain.†   (source)
  • Angry, hopeless, vengeful, he entered the court of the khan, and found it crowded with people come in during the night.†   (source)
  • But soon resuming his horizontal attitude, Moby Dick swam swiftly round and round the wrecked crew; sideways churning the water in his vengeful wake, as if lashing himself up to still another and more deadly assault.†   (source)
  • You know, Malluch, the vengeful thought that has root merely in the mind is but a dream of idlest sort which one clear day will dissipate; while revenge the passion is a disease of the heart which climbs up, up to the brain, and feeds itself on both alike.†   (source)
  • And for Radney, though in his infancy he may have laid him down on the lone Nantucket beach, to nurse at his maternal sea; though in after life he had long followed our austere Atlantic and your contemplative Pacific; yet was he quite as vengeful and full of social quarrel as the backwoods seaman, fresh from the latitudes of buck-horn handled bowie-knives.†   (source)
  • These temporary apprehensions, so vague but so awful, derived a wondrous potency from the contrasting serenity of the weather, in which, beneath all its blue blandness, some thought there lurked a devilish charm, as for days and days we voyaged along, through seas so wearily, lonesomely mild, that all space, in repugnance to our vengeful errand, seemed vacating itself of life before our urn-like prow.†   (source)
  • WILLY [directly to BIFF]: You vengeful, spiteful mut!†   (source)
  • In the dark land they bide, the vengeful knights of the razor.†   (source)
  • How Democracy with desperate vengeful port strides on, shown
    through the dark by those flashes of lightning!†   (source)
  • strike with vengeful stroke!†   (source)
  • Witness the vessels by Minerva toss'd In storms; the vengeful Capharean coast; Th' Euboean rocks!†   (source)
  • Or if thou covet death, as utmost end
    Of misery, so thinking to evade
    The penalty pronounced; doubt not but God
    Hath wiselier armed his vengeful ire, than so
    To be forestalled; much more I fear lest death,
    So snatched, will not exempt us from the pain
    We are by doom to pay; rather, such acts
    Of contumacy will provoke the Highest
    To make death in us live: Then let us seek
    Some safer resolution, which methinks
    I have in view, calling to mind with heed
    Part of our sentence, that thy seed shall bruise
    The Serpent's head; piteous amends!†   (source)
  • Else should you not behold me here, alone, Involv'd in empty clouds, my friends bemoan, But, girt with vengeful flames, in open sight Engag'd against my foes in mortal fight.†   (source)
  • The vengeful victor thus upbraids the slain: "Lie there, proud man, unpitied, on the plain; Lie there, inglorious, and without a tomb, Far from thy mother and thy native home, Exposed to savage beasts, and birds of prey, Or thrown for food to monsters of the sea."†   (source)
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