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1  —as in:
vengeance is mine
Definition the act of taking revenge

(Revenge means to harm someone to get them back for something harmful that they have done.)
  • Most Americans wanted vengeance after the 9-11 attacks.
vengeance = revenge
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Her evolutionary benefit theory of vengeance is supported by studies showing that a person's desire for revenge increases when others see their mistreatment.
  • vengeance = revenge
  • Long-held hatreds of neighbors could now be openly expressed, and vengeance taken,
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • vengeance = revenge
  • Vengeance, I thought. It must be. What other purpose would bring them?
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • vengeance = revenge
  • Meliboeus answers, that he should do vengeance on his enemies, who had done him wrong.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • vengeance = take revenge
  • We will have our vengeance on you, their voices crackled.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • vengeance = revenge
  • Here was her vengeance at last.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • vengeance = revenge
  • Let Rebecca stand upon the gibbet and send up some righteous prayer, and I fear she'll wake a vengeance on you.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • vengeance = revenge
  • You see it as a sort of vengeance then.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • vengeance = revenge
  • It was likely that Athena plotted vengeance against Telegonus already; this would add fuel to fire.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
vengeance = revenge

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2  —as in:
with a vengeance
Definition with intensity
  • I thought I was getting over my cold and went to work, but it came back with a vengeance.
with a vengeance = with intensity
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • with a vengeance = with intensity
  • She just rearranged food on her plate, looking at it sadly while Calpurnia served Jem, Dill and me with a vengeance.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • with a vengeance = with intensity
  • 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.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • And with them gone, especially in northern Afghanistan, poppy planting had resumed with a vengeance.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • I'm guarding what I have left with a vengeance.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Evangeline and Ptolemus return with a vengeance, locking Cal into a chaotic dance of knives and shrapnel.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • The twenty-five pounds I'd shed in Nepal came back with a vengeance.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The eye of the outside world, which had slipped away from the Dragon Lady these last few years, had now returned with a vengeance.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Griffin contra mundum .... with a vengeance.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man

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