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vengeance
used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

2 meanings, 2 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.)
  • Even if Japan surrendered, many POWs believed the guards would murder them anyway, out of vengeance or to prevent them from testifying in war crimes trials.
    p. 219.8

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2  —1 use as in:
with a vengeance
Definition
with intensity
  • It was not so much due to the pain and suffering as it was the tension of stress and humiliation that caused me to hate with a vengeance.
    p. 281.2

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