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vengeance
used in King Lear

5 uses
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Definition
the act of taking revenge

(Revenge means to harm someone to get them back for something harmful that they have done.)
  • If it be true, all vengeance comes too short Which can pursue the offender.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A court within the Castle of the Earl of Gloster (68% in)
  • Vengeance! plague! death! confusion!
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — Before Gloster's Castle; Kent in the stocks (27% in)
  • ] Never, Regan: She hath abated me of half my train; Look'd black upon me; struck me with her tongue, Most serpent-like, upon the very heart:— All the stor'd vengeances of heaven fall On her ingrateful top!
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — Before Gloster's Castle; Kent in the stocks (50% in)
  • All cruels else subscrib'd:—but I shall see The winged vengeance overtake such children.
    3.7 — Act 3 Scene 7 — A Room in Gloster's Castle (58% in)
  • If you see vengeance,— First Serv.
    3.7 — Act 3 Scene 7 — A Room in Gloster's Castle (65% in)

There are no more uses of "vengeance" in King Lear.

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