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avenge
used in The Mill on the Floss

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take revenge for a perceived wrong
  • I want to avenge Rebecca and Flora MacIvor and Minna, and all the rest of the dark unhappy ones.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- Another Love-Scene (16% in)
  • Well, perhaps you will avenge the dark women in your own person, and carry away all the love from your cousin Lucy.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- Another Love-Scene (18% in)
  • Behind all the delicious visions of these last hours, which had flowed over her like a soft stream, and made her entirely passive, there was the dim consciousness that the condition was a transient one, and that the morrow must bring back the old life of struggle; that there were thoughts which would presently avenge themselves for this oblivion.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (99% in)
  • And as the days passed on, that pale image became more and more distinct; the picture grew and grew into more speaking definiteness under the avenging hand of remorse; the soft hazel eyes, in their look of pain, were bent forever on Maggie, and pierced her the more because she could see no anger in them.
    7.4 -- Book 7 Chapter 4 -- Maggie and Lucy (67% in)

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  • The shadow of the Saxon hero-king still walks there fitfully, reviewing the scenes of his youth and love-time, and is met by the gloomier shadow of the dreadful heathen Dane, who was stabbed in the midst of his warriors by the sword of an invisible avenger, and who rises on autumn evenings like a white mist from his tumulus on the hill, and hovers in the court of the old hall by the river-side, the spot where he was thus miraculously slain in the days before the old hall was built.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (5% in)

There are no more uses of "avenge" in The Mill on the Floss.

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