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vengeance
used in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

4 uses
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Definition
the act of taking revenge

(Revenge means to harm someone to get them back for something harmful that they have done.)
  • Would that heaven might grant me to do like vengeance on the insolence of the wicked suitors, who are ill treating me and plotting my ruin; but the gods have no such happiness in store for me and for my father, so we must bear it as best we may.
    Book 3 (41% in)
  • "Meanwhile Lampetie went straight off to the sun and told him we had been killing his cows, whereon he flew into a great rage, and said to the immortals, 'Father Jove, and all you other gods who live in everlasting bliss, I must have vengeance on the crew of Ulysses' ship: they have had the insolence to kill my cows, which were the one thing I loved to look upon, whether I was going up heaven or down again.
    Book 12 (82% in)
  • Ulysses will return in this self same year; with the end of this moon and the beginning of the next he will be here to do vengeance on all those who are ill treating his wife and son.
    Book 14 (31% in)
  • These mares were the death of him in the end, for when he went to the house of Jove's son, mighty Hercules, who performed such prodigies of valour, Hercules to his shame killed him, though he was his guest, for he feared not heaven's vengeance, nor yet respected his own table which he had set before Iphitus, but killed him in spite of everything, and kept the mares himself.
    Book 21 (7% in)

There are no more uses of "vengeance" in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler).

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