Examples from the Web for retaliation
The decision not to run the cartoons is motivated by nothing more than fear: either fear of offending or fear of retaliation.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And U.S. lawmakers are pushing to involve China in any retaliation against the Sony hack.
Of how incredibly petty the offense can be and how insanely disproportionate the retaliation can be.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage|Arthur Chu|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece|Malcolm Jones|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What he fails to realize is that he is imposing the same urban title on his family in retaliation.‘black-ish’ Keeps It Real about the Invisible Black Man|Judnick Mayard|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In retaliation a force under General Pickens marched into their country, destroying their towns as far as Valley river.Myths of the Cherokee|James Mooney
In retaliation for some real or fancied grievance, a few irresponsibles commenced throwing things out of a top-storey window.New Zealanders at Gallipoli|Major Fred Waite
Had they been promptly executed, the Rebels would never have dared, in retaliation, to hurt the hair of a prisoners head.The Secret Service.|Albert D. Richardson
Even Goldsmith takes a fling at him in Retaliation, which appeared about this time.The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections|A. Edward Newton
But the mildest of men do not often view opportunities of retaliation with entire indifference.Ten Tudor Statesmen|Arthur D. Innes
Word Origin and History for retaliation
1580s, noun of action from Late Latin retaliare "pay back in kind," from re- "back" (see re-) + Latin talio "exaction of payment in kind," from or influenced by talis "suchlike" (see that). Originally used both in good and evil senses.