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vengeance as in:  vengeance is mine

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  • Her evolutionary benefit theory of vengeance is supported by studies showing that a person's desire for revenge increases when others see their mistreatment.
  • Pity, not vengeance, sends my arrow flying into his skull.   (source)
    vengeance = an act of taking revenge
  • Long-held hatreds of neighbors could now be openly expressed, and vengeance taken,   (source)
    vengeance = revenge
  • Type twos are endlessly shoveling vengeance into a pit that will never be full.   (source)
  • Vengeance shall be mine.   (source)
  • The commonest way of softening the hearts of those we have offended, when, vengeance in hand, they hold us at their mercy, is by submission to move them to commiseration and pity.   (source)
  • Are they praying for guidance, vengeance, acceptance?   (source)
    vengeance = the act of taking revenge
  • "Vengeance is very sweet," Snape breathed at Black.   (source)
  • It would be a better story, I think, if Mr. Fish had been killed by the diaper truck—but every study of the gods, of everyone's gods, is a revelation of vengeance toward the innocent.   (source)
  • Goodwife Gruff had hated her ever since that first day on the Dolphin, and she would never rest now till she had her vengeance.   (source)
    vengeance = revenge
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  • We will have our vengeance on you, their voices crackled.   (source)
  • And oh how I have my rage and desire for the lightning to come and strike a vengeance on him.   (source)
  • They begged us not to take vengeance against the children, to put aside reprisals.   (source)
  • If you attempt treachery I will take such vengeance upon you as never was heard of in all worlds from the beginning.   (source)
  • He went on talking, his eyes fixed on a framed text hanging on the dirty white wall, 'Vengeance is Mine'.   (source)
  • In the beginning, Inigo had all kinds of wild vengeance notions, but gradually, simplicity had seemed the better way.†   (source)
    vengeance = the act of taking revenge
  • It is not violence that best overcomes hate — nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.   (source)
  • There was only one act of vengeance in the camp.†   (source)
  • Each believes it was ordained by their own god as righteous vengeance, because of the unholy practices carried on in the city.†   (source)
  • Our home remained trapped in the quagmire of cycles of vengeance.†   (source)
  • But you must not rush out for vengeance.†   (source)
  • La vengeance.†   (source)
  • That you'd strap on your gun and ride out to wreak vengeance on the man who killed your family?†   (source)
  • There is no point in keeping vengeance or stubbornness.†   (source)
  • With that, she stomped out of the Hamilton-Turner House, swearing vengeance.†   (source)
  • By April, the women speak only of the Russians and the things they will do, the vengeance they will seek.†   (source)
  • Do we have your leave to take our vengeance against Ser Gregor, then?†   (source)
  • I will empty you of grief and guilt and self-pity and fill you up with hate and cunning and the spirit of vengeance.†   (source)
  • He looks so torn, eager for vengeance, consumed by the thrill of battle, but also steadily fading back to the calm, thoughtful man he used to be.†   (source)
  • As he lay on his bamboo bed he thought about the treatment he had received in the white man's court, and he swore vengeance.†   (source)
  • When someone taunted Clive Saunders for walking like a girl, I would deliver swift vengeance with my foot to the taunter's less-protected parts.†   (source)
  • And the second person looks at the first person with a gleam, a kind of can't-believe-my-luck expression that promises all kinds of vengeance.†   (source)
  • Ender, however, was trying to figure out a way to forestall vengeance.†   (source)
  • It was he who had introduced them to Raudra Bhima—crazed, bloodthirsty Bhima in search of death and vengeance.†   (source)
  • Yet the thought of enacting vengeance on the strangers was fiercely comforting.†   (source)
  • I destroyed the old one in vengeance.†   (source)
  • There was one song in particular called "Waiting for Vengeance" that I listened to and read over and over until I had it memorized.†   (source)
  • Half-crazed voices cried out demanding vengeance: "Kill the murderer!"†   (source)
  • Till all around him desolation rings And all the demons in the outer dark Look on amazed and recognize That vengeance is the business of a man.†   (source)
  • I've known what I must do since I was a child, returning alone to Siri's tomb and swearing vengeance on the Hegemony.†   (source)
  • He'd begin with, "Our verse for today is ...ahh, ummm, ahh ..." flipping through the pages of his Bible, finally finding the verse, putting his finger on it, and you could hear the clock going tick, tock, tick, tock, as he struggled with the words, moving his lips silently while the church waited on edge and my sister Helen, the church pianist, stifled her giggles and Mommy glared at her, shaking her fist and silently promising vengeance once church was over.†   (source)
  • When a country lost a war, the vengeance of the gods was no longer an acceptable explanation to them.†   (source)
  • The season had begun with an act of vengeance; it ended with that act of mercy.†   (source)
  • Or they lacked the ambition, the spurs of vengeance and fuming hatred, that helped Black Imagination flower within them.†   (source)
  • He used the enraged, vengeance-seeking tone of voice that might have been specially reserved for "You guys ever, ever gang-rape my mother again..." rather than just for dropping the stupid log.†   (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)
  • The nuances of vampire existence weren't even available to him because he was focused with a maniacal vengeance upon the mortal life he'd left.†   (source)
  • You always assumed it was a vengeance spell cast by an angry demon or warlock.†   (source)
  • He had been married scarcely two months, but she realized at once that things were not going well in the nuptial bed, and she had the delicious pleasure of vengeance fulfilled.†   (source)
  • All were single acts of vengeance requiring no protection from Dale Thornton.†   (source)
  • I wish a limited form of help, preserving my force long enough only to kill a traitor who thinks herself beyond vengeance.†   (source)
  • She was the harpies, the Weird Sisters, she was all vengeance not for herself.†   (source)
  • Partly because I needed to and partly for vengeance, I went to the best-known brothel in the city, which had a historic name.†   (source)
  • The white officer, with a curse, had vanished, had gone forever beyond the reach of vengeance.†   (source)
  • You never said the words Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.†   (source)
  • Go ahead and laugh—but I'm not interested in being someone's little episode in America or—(With feminine vengeance)—one of them!†   (source)
  • This family, on a Saturday morning in October, began, one by one, to stir out of their dreams of affluence and vengeance into the anonymous misery of their storefront.†   (source)
  • The dangerous stairs danced dizzily in the wind, and the clumsy demons refused to follow; but they howled with rage and fury, swore bloody vengeance, and watched with many pairs of burning eyes as the three small shapes vanished slowly into the clouds.†   (source)
  • It stuck in the Italian craw, so that even men who weren't born at the time of Adowa, like Bachelli, grew up wanting vengeance.†   (source)
  • Not out of vengeance or hatred.†   (source)
  • Lazzaro wasn't thinking about vengeance.†   (source)
  • Don't you go attempting vengeance.†   (source)
  • Vervain in his time had encountered any number of prisoners who, before they died, had cursed or threatened him, not uncommonly with supernatural vengeance, much as Bigwig had cursed Woundwort in the storm.†   (source)
  • At the time, a year ago, he had thought of the scoop with colossal satisfaction—as vengeance and as rehabilitation.†   (source)
  • There wasn't a guy in there—Adam included—who didn't want a pound-of-flesh vengeance for what they were witnessing.†   (source)
  • Theirs was a sexual vengeance: the Russian soldiers had been kept in enforced celibacy for several long years and must have felt they had landed on a planet invented by a science fiction writer, a planet of stunning women who paraded their scorn on beautiful long legs the likes of which had not been seen in Russia for the past five or six centuries.†   (source)
  • Lenny the vengeance of the Lord.†   (source)
  • Neither one of them noticed me do a faceplant in the grass, then kick the mower a few feet out of pure vengeance.†   (source)
  • Pony, being refused, had run away; Milo the rulable followed to get him to return; and by Sunday night Mavity was feeding both boys from the back door and keeping them out of sight of Pap's vengeance.†   (source)
  • Reduced to mute contempt and acts of petty vengeance, Annie stole cigarettes from the witch's purse and smoked them behind dripping rhododendrons, greenly contemplating how unwise it was to love, for those you loved would only die and leave you.†   (source)
  • All I can think is how does he —who told him—I'll kill them — "The ghosts of our misdeeds seek vengeance," the Augur says.†   (source)
  • The radio assured Moody that it was, that the holy Shiite armies would wreak swift and sure vengeance upon the American puppets.†   (source)
  • The wretched demon bared his teeth and dragged his limb, swearing vengeance before he became as a carrion bird and departed through the window.†   (source)
  • If I could just strip through the layers of vengeance ... With true sincerity, I gently probed, "What happened?"†   (source)
  • Nately's father — and everyone else's father Nately had ever met — was dignified, wise and venerable; this old man was utterly repellent, and Nately plunged back into debate with him, determined to repudiate his vile logic and insinuations with an ambitious vengeance that would capture the attention of the bored, phlegmatic girl he had fallen so intensely in love with and win her admiration forever.†   (source)
  • But if the men in charge of America's Pacific forces were temporarily stunned by the onslaught, America's boys were spoiling for vengeance.†   (source)
  • Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant saving someone you love?†   (source)
  • If the spirit of exterminating vengeance ever arises, it shall be conjured up by them, not me.†   (source)
  • Explored our far-flung underground world in an endless wargame of leaps onto nothing, ingenious twists into freedom or new perplexity, quick whispered plottings with invisible friends, wild cackles when vengeance was mine.†   (source)
  • I do not lightly speak of God's judgment, but on you I say the vials of His wrath will be opened, and a terrible vengeance poured down!†   (source)
  • The reporting is the vengeance— not the beheading, not the gutting, but the words.†   (source)
  • After his death, the Hasidim took vengeance upon him by dancing upon his grave, and celebrating the day of his decease as a holiday, with shouting and drunkenness.'†   (source)
  • There is no business arrangement here, no profit in the kill, only a sick madman's vengeance that demands the unnecessary death of a mother and her children.†   (source)
  • The Lord says vengeance is His'n.†   (source)
  • She saw Boyle, his face a mask of vengeance, pummeling his fists into Cabhan's face.†   (source)
  • He could not get rid of the impression, which he had kept receiving and rejecting for three months, that her vengeance was not a form of despair, as he had supposed-the impression, which he regarded as inconceivable, that she was enjoying it.†   (source)
  • The younger woman has love on her side, but even that isn't a match for the strength of Pandora's vengeance.†   (source)
  • Now he tried to find strength to tear himself away and go on a lonely journey — for vengeance.†   (source)
  • Vengeance Tirelessly, the heavily laden dwarves marched on.†   (source)
  • He got filled with anger and vengeance.†   (source)
  • We had known that our happiness would end, but we had not thought that it would be totally destroyed, as if in vengeance.†   (source)
  • He feared what he might become, his potential for savagery, the hideous ease with which he might embrace vengeance and call it justice.†   (source)
  • These men and women of the North, who have endured the loss of their sons, brothers, and husbands, want vengeance.†   (source)
  • Council members took an oath to defend and protect the united cities, punish violators of this oath, and inflict vengeance on sacrilegious despoilers of the temple.†   (source)
  • Gullick was Massachusett's junior senator, a firebrand hawk whose campaign slogan had been simply "Vengeance."†   (source)
  • He hated me for it, and one of the ways he exacted vengeance was by appointing me to cases like Johnny Wayne Neal's.†   (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)
  • Sophomores were dangerous in their vengeance.†   (source)
  • You're like a man who's....sworn vengeance or something.†   (source)
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with a vengeance as in:  with a vengeance

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  • She threw herself into work with a vengeance.
  • It was not so much due to the pain and suffering as it was the tension of stress and humiliation that caused me to hate with a vengeance.   (source)
  • They were now only dozens of yards away, single file, charging in with a vengeance, moving surprisingly fast.   (source)
  • The pain had returned with a vengeance.   (source)
  • —but when Mr. Morrison discovered that he had no lines, that the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come never speaks, he became contemptuous of the part; he threatened to quit, but then remained in the role with a vengeance, sneering and scoffing at poor Scrooge's questions, and…   (source)
  • She just rearranged food on her plate, looking at it sadly while Calpurnia served Jem, Dill and me with a vengeance.   (source)
  • My hands had begun to shake uncontrollably and my migraines had returned with a vengeance.   (source)
  • And then he leaped from the shoe box. At this point, things stopped proceeding at such a leisurely pace. The squirrel was airborne, and time swung back into action with a vengeance.   (source)
  • Out from behind the settle popped the robbers, and set upon him with a vengeance.   (source)
  • He wasn't going to sleep tonight anyway; now he wasn't going to sleep with a vengeance.   (source)
    with a vengeance = with intensity (for sure)
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  • Four of my teammates died not so much because Rob Hall's systems were faulty-indeed, nobody's were better-but because on Everest it is the nature of systems to break down with a vengeance.   (source)
    with a vengeance = with intensity
  • I'm guarding what I have left with a vengeance.   (source)
  • My thirst claws at me with a vengeance.   (source)
  • This, a corner-of-the-mouth whisper from Adamo who hated Leon with a vengeance.   (source)
  • To go for so long without prey and suddenly to have so many—his pent-up hunting instinct was lashing out with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • On it, with a brush, Zaman has written four lines of poetry, his answer, Laila knows, to those who grumble that the promised aid money to Afghanistan isn't coming, that the rebuilding is going too slowly, that there is corruption, that the Taliban are regrouping already and will come back with a vengeance, that the world will forget once again about Afghanistan.†   (source)
  • Evangeline and Ptolemus return with a vengeance, locking Cal into a chaotic dance of knives and shrapnel.†   (source)
  • The wind picked up with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • I throw myself into training with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • But I still felt an eerie sensation that told me Mother was somewhere out there, coiled like a rattlesnake, waiting to reach out and strike with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • She threw herself into the task with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • So when my mom died, all the same women who had been so judgmental of her when she was alive dropped off cream-of-something casseroles and crock pot roasts and chili-ghetti with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Seven years ago, when Don Jaime had died, Jaimito had taken on the man-of-the-family role with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • The eye of the outside world, which had slipped away from the Dragon Lady these last few years, had now returned with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Here is stickiness with a vengeance: not only do some smokers find it hard to quit because they are addicted to nicotine, but also because without nicotine they run the risk of a debilitating psychiatric illness.†   (source)
  • He had used her in the hope of avoiding a confrontation with himself which he had, nevertheless, and with a vengeance, been forced to endure.†   (source)
  • As if they wouldn't chase me with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • To judge by the look on Ambiades's face, whatever it was that bothered him had come upon him with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • They would sleep with their husbands, and take their money, but always with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Or, looking at it another way, walking in the cold'which had returned with a vengeance'and interrupting people from their own family celebrations while scaring the occasional motorist.†   (source)
  • But when we started packing her clothes, she woke up with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Taxis of both the horse-drawn and petrol variety were out with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • As Fox hoped, the insult had Ridge weeding with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • And with them gone, especially in northern Afghanistan, poppy planting had resumed with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Demolitions specialists converged on pillboxes and bunkers with a vengeance, relishing their payback for the volume of slaughter those emplacements had dealt out.†   (source)
  • The spirit of party had taken hold with a vengeance, and whether Adams or Jefferson was the most abused would be hard to say.†   (source)
  • It came at me with a vengeance, night after night, like it was making up for lost time.†   (source)
  • And the obsession with my identity which I had developed in the factory hospital returned with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • They descended on the cliffs with a vengeance, swinging with bronze mallets and swords and granite boulders.†   (source)
  • The clutching in her stomach came back with a vengeance as she stared at the window display with its feathers and beads and dyed rubber unisuits.†   (source)
  • Night's army has come with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • From the Nineties on, we had begun to look to Africa with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • The old cliche that experience is the best teacher proved itself to me with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • It was interstate now, and every possible lead was being chased down with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Winter is coming, warned the Stark words, and truly it had come for them with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • France's Muslim population exploded in size, far eclipsing the small, vulnerable Jewish community, and the oldest hatred returned with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • And so here you are-with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Others take it up late in life with a vengeance and a half.†   (source)
  • The twenty-five pounds I'd shed in Nepal came back with a vengeance.   (source)
  • And it occurs to me now that Owen's voice was the voice of all those murdered mice, coming back to life—with a vengeance.   (source)
  • Chief Pike had carried the fallen postal thespian into the bracing night air, where Mr. Morrison had revived with a vengeance—wrestling in the snow with Gravesend's determined chief of police, until Mr. Morrison yielded to the strong arm of the law.   (source)
  • Bryan bit into her crust with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • By the evil smile I knew The Mother had returned with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Sampson was getting impatient, and he knocked down honeysuckle with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • He might have believed that the fever Dr. Shinebone had almost gleefully predicted had come on him at last, and with a vengeance, but it wasn't fever which had simultaneously brought wild red roses to his cheeks and tugged his forehead to the color of candlewax, not fever which made his hands shake so badly that he almost dropped the decanter of brandy as he brought it out of the sideboard.†   (source)
  • If she'd discovered any of Mercury's dealings skirted the law, she'd have gone after you with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • When I entered kindergarten, though, my mom came back to academia with a vengeance, scoring a visiting lectureship and a publisher for her dissertation.†   (source)
  • Since the infection, he hadn't had much of an appetite, but now it was back with a vengeance, another sign of how well the antibiotics were working.†   (source)
  • With a vengeance.†   (source)
  • For a heart-stopping moment when it slipped into first, the bike seized, the back wheel locking, we had failed ....And just when I thought that, the engine sputtered and roared to life, revving to its red line with a vengeance, as if it were saying, I'll take it from here, boys.†   (source)
  • She turned on him with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • It's like all those quiet people, when they do lose their tempers they lose them with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • A Governor can succeed himself in our state, and the Boss succeeded himself with a vengeance   (source)
  • I was his right eye, his oldest son, and he plucked me out with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Shortly after Father Paneloux's sermon the hot weather set in with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Anthony Marston dies of asphyxiation or choking last night after dinner, and Mother Rogers oversleeps herself with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Griffin contra mundum ...with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Is not this the same box with a vengeance?†   (source)
  • Ottilie came down with a high fever, let her chart just shoot up with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • And this morning he concentrated with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • That will be a Declaration of Independence with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • I could make him a solemn promise that it would be shut behind him with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • It is the nineteenth century up-to-date with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Then Anne looked at him with a vengeance!†   (source)
  • "Well!" she cried, "we HAVE 'put him through his paces,' with a vengeance!†   (source)
  • You've found your legs with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Thinks I, Queequeg, this is using Rogers's best cutlery with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • the imps have circumvented us with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Oh dear, we are growing up with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • You are a man of the world with a vengeance!†   (source)
  • They are fighting Quakers; they are Quakers with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • —this is fresh water, with a vengeance!†   (source)
  • "Drink and the devil had done for the rest," with a vengeance, although, to be sure, we were not quite in so bad a case as that other ship they sang about: With one man of her crew alive, What put to sea with seventy-five.†   (source)
  • "Well, I seem to have come into an inheritance with a vengeance," said he when the long narrative was finished.†   (source)
  • He shoved the last few remaining things he had laid out into his valise and snapped it with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Jurgis was called upon to do the beating, and as it hurt his foot he did it with a vengeance; but it did not tend to add to the sweetness of his temper.†   (source)
  • He oppressed the weak with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • He had just begun to climb again when—admittedly, just as expected— it began to snow and blow with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • Truly Anglo-India had caught her with a vengeance and perhaps it served her right for having tried to take up a line of her own.†   (source)
  • Sneezing was just as much fun—the way you felt it swelling up with a vengeance inside you, until it became irresistible and you breathed in and out in one great frenzy, gave yourself over to the bliss of it, your face drunk with pleasure—you could forget the whole world in one blessed eruption.†   (source)
  • "Little friend," said he, in quite a changed tone — while his face changed too, losing all its softness and gravity, and becoming harsh and sarcastic — "you have noticed my tender penchant for Miss Ingram: don't you think if I married her she would regenerate me with a vengeance?"†   (source)
  • "That's as false a word as ever you spoke, Mr. Glegg," said the lady, pouring out the milk with unusual profuseness, as much as to say, if he wanted milk he should have it with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • We should have a witches' brewing with a vengeance then—'Mingle, mingle, mingle, mingle, You that mingle may'—and nobody would know which side he was going to take.†   (source)
  • Kim bent over the Mahratta's neck, his heart nearly choking him; for this was the Great Game with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • deuce, with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • This is fine talking, with a vengeance.†   (source)
  • So I vaunted and he groaned back in answer,
    'Oh no, no—that prophecy years ago ...
    it all comes home to me with a vengeance now!†   (source)
  • Now the gods have reversed our fortunes with a vengeance
    wiped that man from the earth like no one else before.†   (source)
  • Zeus from the very start, the thunder king
    has hated the race of Atreus with a vengeance
    his trustiest weapon women's twisted wiles.†   (source)
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