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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

    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.]

  2. Vengeancenoun

    harm; mischief

    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. Elise Stefanik:

    Good riddance to the Worst Governor in America, under Andrew Cuomo’s failed leadership, New Yorkers suffered corruption scandal after corruption scalndal, illegal criminal acts committed on the taxpayers’ dime, and unhinged political vengeance and retaliation creating a toxic political culture systemic in Albany.

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Revenge tightens the heart as much as the jaw. (La vengeance serre le cœur Autant que la mâchoire)

  3. Dawn Manteufel:

    It hit him with a vengeance, just bruising all over him. Looked like somebody beat him up with a baseball bat.

  4. Terry Jones:

    I never thought it would be as controversial as it turned out, although I remember saying when we were writing it that some religious nut case may take potshots at us, at the time, religion seemed to be on the back burner and it felt like kicking a dead donkey. It has come back with a vengeance and we'd think twice about making it now.

  5. Charles Krauthammer:

    Trump gratuitously went after a Latina, woman governor, popular, and the chairman of the governors’ association. As a matter of what looked like vengeance. It makes no sense politically.

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    a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap
    • A. ignominy
    • B. brasserie
    • C. leaven
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