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wreak
used in The Mill on the Floss

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cause to happen — especially something that is damaging and uncontrollable
  • Such things give a completeness to prosperity, and contribute elements of agreeable consciousness that are not dreamed of by that short-sighted, overheated vindictiveness which goes out its way to wreak itself in direct injury.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (91% in)

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