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reprisal
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a retaliatory action — typically against an individual or group

(A retaliatory action is one taken to harm someone who previously harmed you.)
  • She felt suddenly certain that it came from something deeper than his fear of bureaucratic reprisal, that the reprisal was the only identification of it which he would permit himself to know, a reassuring identification which had a semblance of rationality and hid his true motive.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (62% in)
  • She felt suddenly certain that it came from something deeper than his fear of bureaucratic reprisal, that the reprisal was the only identification of it which he would permit himself to know, a reassuring identification which had a semblance of rationality and hid his true motive.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (63% in)

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