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vengeance
used in Jane Eyre

2 meanings, 8 uses
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1  —7 uses 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.)
  • It is not violence that best overcomes hate — nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.
    Chapter 6 (80% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
    Chapter 4 (84% in)
  • It is a happy thing that time quells the longings of vengeance and hushes the promptings of rage and aversion.
    Chapter 21 (48% in)
  • "I care not in this moment sweet, Though all I have rushed o'er Should come on pinion, strong and fleet, Proclaiming vengeance sore: "Though haughty Hate should strike me down, Right, bar approach to me, And grinding Might, with furious frown, Swear endless enmity.
    Chapter 24 (88% in)
  • Meantime, Mr. Rochester affirmed I was wearing him to skin and bone, and threatened awful vengeance for my present conduct at some period fast coming.
    Chapter 24 (98% in)
  • Both by nature and principle, he was superior to the mean gratification of vengeance: he had forgiven me for saying I scorned him and his love, but he had not forgotten the words; and as long as he and I lived he never would forget them.
    Chapter 35 (3% in)
  • My very soul demands you: it will be satisfied, or it will take deadly vengeance on its frame.
    Chapter 37 (32% in)

There are no more uses of "vengeance" flagged with this meaning in Jane Eyre.

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2  —1 use as in:
with a vengeance
Definition
with intensity
  • "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?"
    Chapter 20 (96% in)

There are no more uses of "with a vengeance" flagged with this meaning in Jane Eyre.

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