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vengeance
used in The Magic Mountain

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use 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.)
  • And quoting the biblical verse "Vengeance is mine," he pointed out that the state, if its purpose was ennoblement and not coercion, should not repay evil with evil, and went on to repudiate the concept of "punishment," after first having refuted that of "guilt," basing his argument on scientific determinism.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (73% in)

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2  —3 uses as in:
with a vengeance
Definition
with intensity
  • Ottilie came down with a high fever, let her chart just shoot up with a vengeance.
    3.9 - Satana Makes Shameful Suggestions (54% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Sneezing was just as much fun—the way you felt it swelling up with a vengeance inside you, until it became irresistible and you breathed in and out in one great frenzy, gave yourself over to the bliss of it, your face drunk with pleasure—you could forget the whole world in one blessed eruption.
    4.10 - The Thermometer (55% in)
  • He had just begun to climb again when—admittedly, just as expected— it began to snow and blow with a vengeance.
    6.7 - Snow (43% in)

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