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avenge
used in Atlas Shrugged

14 uses
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?  —8 uses
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Definition
take revenge for a perceived wrong
  • With a shudder of astonishment, Rearden found himself thinking that it was not the face of a man, but of an avenging angel.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (19% in)
  • She could not stop herself, she could not resist it, she could not reject a moment's chance to avenge Ellis Wyatt, Andrew Stockton, Lawrence Hammond, all the others.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (42% in)
  • And that the looters forced you to speak, that you spoke to avenge me and set me freedoes not redeem the fact that it was I who made their tactics possible.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (92% in)
  • ...was both solemn and frantic, the shadings of expressions appearing to sway and weave, as if cast by a distant flame, some frightened, some angry, most of them uneasy, uncertain, expectant, but all of them acknowledging a fact much beyond an industrial catastrophe, all of them knowing what it meant, though none would name Us meaning, all of them carrying a touch of laughter, a laughter of amusement and defiance, the bitter laughter of perishing victims who feel that they are avenged.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (22% in)
  • Then I saw the scene in full context again and in all of its actual meaning-I saw what price he was paying for his brilliant ability, what torture he was enduring in silent bewilderment, struggling to understand what I had understood-I saw that the world he suggested, did not exist and was yet to be made, I saw him again for what he was, the symbol of my battle, the unrewarded hero whom I was to avenge and to release-and then .... then I accepted what I had learned about you and him.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (95% in)
  • It was the three of us who resolved to avenge this country and to release its imprisoned soul.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (87% in)
  • Do you hear me now, Hank Rearden, the greatest of the victims I have avenged?
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (88% in)
  • "To avenge Hank Rearden!" he had cried defiantly, tears running down his furnace-tanned face.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (25% in)

There are no more uses of "avenge" flagged with this meaning in Atlas Shrugged.

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?  —6 uses
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  • I'd like to think that I am wrong, that those words mean nothing, that there's no conscious intention and no avenger behind the ending of the human race.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (44% in)
  • But when a society establishes criminals-by-right and looters-by-law-men who use force to seize the wealth of disarmed victims-then money becomes its creators' avenger.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (79% in)
  • We began to think that he had kept his word, that he, who had seen and known the truth we refused to know, was the retribution we had called upon our heads, the avenger, the man of that justice which we had defied.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (43% in)
  • She shook her head in helplessly bitter amusement: with the tramp, she thought, with a desperate voice pleading for escape from an avenger who would not pursue or be found-the avenger who sat facing her across the table, drinking a glass of orange juice.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (20% in)
  • She shook her head in helplessly bitter amusement: with the tramp, she thought, with a desperate voice pleading for escape from an avenger who would not pursue or be found-the avenger who sat facing her across the table, drinking a glass of orange juice.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (20% in)
  • If it's true, he thought, that there are avengers who are working for the deliverance of men like me, let them see me now, let them tell me their secret, let them claim me, let them-"Come in!" he said aloud, in answer to the knock on his door.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (96% in)

There are no more uses of "avenge" in Atlas Shrugged.

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