What does vengeance mean?

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ˈvɛn dʒənsvengeance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vengeance, retribution, paybacknoun

    the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life

    "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield; "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"; "the swiftness of divine retribution"

Wiktionary

  1. vengeancenoun

    Revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vengeancenoun

    punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; -- often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge

  2. Vengeancenoun

    harm; mischief

  3. Etymology: [F. vengeance, fr. venger to avenge, L. vindicare to lay claim to, defend, avenge, fr. vindex a claimant, defender, avenger, the first part of which is of uncertain origin, and the last part akin to dicere to say. See Diction, and cf. Avenge, Revenge, Vindicate.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vengeance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vengeance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of vengeance in a Sentence

  1. Xander Schauffele:

    As weird as it sounds, I'm happy I missed that last putt so I'm not super satisfied with the round, i'll go out tomorrow with a little bit of vengeance.

  2. Fatima Bhutto:

    There was no moment of reflection, no introspection, only a knee-jerk call for vengeance, in Pakistan, blood will always have blood.

  3. Father Bernard Kinvi:

    My presence amongst them has given them refuge, those who are injured or sick are all treated at my hospital. We feed the hungry and we intervene to free those who have been captured. We visit those who fled and sought refuge in Cameroon to give them moral support and encourage them not to seek vengeance. At home, children can now go to school, which gives us a lot of hope for the future, he continued. It’s a profound relief for our people.

  4. Clarence Darrow:

    Physical deformity, calls forth our charity. But the infinite misfortune of moral deformity calls forth nothing but hatred and vengeance.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    So, here's the deal. My wife is a Mexican-American. She's an American by choice, she loves this country as much as anybody in this room, and she wants a secure border. But she wants to embrace the traditional American values that make us special and make us unique. We're at a crossroads right now. Are we going to take the Reagan approach, the hopeful optimistic approach, the approach that says that, you come to our country legally, you pursue your dreams with a vengeance, you create opportunities for all of us? Or the Donald Trump approach?

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