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avenge
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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take revenge for a perceived wrong
  • Andrew Jackson knew the Flint well, and marched across it once to avenge the Indian Massacre at Fort Mims.
    Chapter 7 (14% in)
  • The Negro, losing the joy of this world, eagerly seized upon the offered conceptions of the next; the avenging Spirit of the Lord enjoining patience in this world, under sorrow and tribulation until the Great Day when He should lead His dark children home,—this became his comforting dream.
    Chapter 10 (58% in)

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  • He early appeared on the plantation and found his function as the healer of the sick, the interpreter of the Unknown, the comforter of the sorrowing, the supernatural avenger of wrong, and the one who rudely but picturesquely expressed the longing, disappointment, and resentment of a stolen and oppressed people.
    Chapter 10 (39% in)
  • Careless seems the great Avenger; History's lessons but record One death-grapple in the darkness 'Twixt old systems and the Word; Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne; Yet that scaffold sways the future, And behind the dim unknown Standeth God within the shadow Keeping watch above His own.
    Chapter 2 (0% in)

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