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vengeance
used in The Mill on the Floss

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —4 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.)
  • Three nails driven into the head commemorated as many crises in Maggie's nine years of earthly struggle; that luxury of vengeance having been suggested to her by the picture of Jael destroying Sisera in the old Bible.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 -- Tom Is Expected (17% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Prosperous men take a little vengeance now and then, as they take a diversion, when it comes easily in their way, and is no hindrance to business; and such small unimpassioned revenges have an enormous effect in life, running through all degrees of pleasant infliction, blocking the fit men out of places, and blackening characters in unpremeditated talk.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (84% in)
  • But there were good reasons for purchasing Dorlcote Mill, quite apart from any benevolent vengeance on the miller.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (94% in)
  • The sight of the long-hated predominant man down, and in his power, threw him into a frenzy of triumphant vengeance, which seemed to give him preternatural agility and strength.
    5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- A Day of Reckoning (40% in)

There are no more uses of "vengeance" flagged with this meaning in The Mill on the Floss.

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2  —1 use as in:
with a vengeance
Definition
with intensity
  • "That's as false a word as ever you spoke, Mr. Glegg," said the lady, pouring out the milk with unusual profuseness, as much as to say, if he wanted milk he should have it with a vengeance.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (81% in)

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