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avenge
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
take revenge for a perceived wrong
  • He was avenging you on me as a Karamazov, I see that now.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (85% in)
  • By their being avenged?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (46% in)
  • But what do I care for avenging them?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (46% in)
  • I would rather be left with the unavenged suffering.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (46% in)
  • I would rather remain with my unavenged suffering and unsatisfied indignation, even if I were wrong.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (47% in)
  • Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last, but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature—that baby beating its breast with its fist, for instance—and to found that edifice on its unavenged tears, would you consent to be the architect on those conditions?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (47% in)
  • They will say this in despair, and their utterance will be a blasphemy which will make them more unhappy still, for man's nature cannot bear blasphemy, and in the end always avenges it on itself.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (63% in)
  • A feeling of hatred was rankling in his heart, as though he meant to avenge himself on some one.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (91% in)
  • If I break off with her now, she will avenge herself on me by ruining that scoundrel to-morrow at the trial, for she hates him and knows she hates him.
    Book 11 — Ivan (41% in)
  • It was an impulse of madness and insanity, but also an impulse of nature, irresistibly and unconsciously (like everything in nature) avenging the violation of its eternal laws.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (93% in)
  • The weak-minded idiot, Smerdyakov, transformed into a Byronic hero, avenging society for his illegitimate birth—isn't this a romance in the Byronic style?
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (95% in)

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