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Definition wanting to punish someone for causing harm
  • He killed Tom Black, the vengeful demon who rode horses to death.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • Even as the angry, vengeful thoughts boiled through me, I saw the sin of them.
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • He was a vengeful man, a hateful man.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • A forgotten son, a vengeful mother, a brother with a long shadow, a strange mutation.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • I thought of the many ways we've legalized vengeful and cruel punishments, how we've allowed our victimization to justify the victimization of others.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • 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.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Kemp ran to the highest spot he could find, his face flushed with a vengeful desire.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • His face was grim, almost unrecognizable, as though he were possessed by some dark or vengeful force.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • There was nothing vengeful about him either, no fury, no outrage.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Then she descended into the waiting arms of three powerful Executives, all of them grinning with vengeful excitement.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • I was in a vengeful and near savage state.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • And all the time, I was weighing the possibility of the Taliban coming in on some vengeful attack in retribution for yesterday's bombardment.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The sea the color of honey looked sweet even to the tongue, the salt and vengeful sea.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • 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.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  The Child by Tiger
  • So on that day, Wu Tsing, fearful of my mother's vengeful spirit, wore the coarsest of white cotton mourning clothes.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • She was vengeful and violent.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Now the vengeful urge no longer had sure footing.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Oh, if only God did not seem so furious and vengeful!
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • And that had prompted Kemp's vengeful little billet doux.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • I never meant to be vengeful.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave

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