verb (used with object), re·venged, re·veng·ing.
verb (used without object), re·venged, re·veng·ing.
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We can easily see how the desire for vengeance may motivate someone to believe that revenge is morally appropriate, or the desire for wealth may motivate someone to believe that inequalities are justified, whether or not these moral claims are true.The Universe Knows Right from Wrong - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Philip Goff|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
It’s a story of a woman who decides she has, at last, had enough of the abusive, stifling, cruel men she must live with — her domineering father-in-law and dissipated husband — and takes her revenge.
In a fit of rage and revenge, his father Izanagi proceeded to lop off Kagutsuchi’s head – and the spilled blood led to the creation of even more kami, including martial thunder gods, mountain gods, and even a dragon god.12 Major Japanese Gods and Goddesses You Should Know About|Dattatreya Mandal|May 6, 2020|Realm of History
In their past calls for attacks on Western targets, AQAP has focused on putting bombs on planes, not revenge attacks.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Only one other Star Wars film has earned a PG-13 rating, the 2005 prequel Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If they really wanted to get revenge they should have gone to Staten Island and found the cops that killed Eric Garner.
Bloodthirsty calls for revenge have filled Facebook and Twitter.Two Days After School Attack, Pakistan Court Lets Terrorists Walk Free|Chris Allbritton|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So it is possible that those regime elements—and not Kim Jong Un—did in Jang in an act of revenge at the end of last year.
On him who scorned the world as he said, the scorned world wreaks its revenge.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is when our forgiveness is tainted that we anticipate the “sweetness” of revenge.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year|John Henry Jowett
Stirred at length by the instinct of revenge, they were about to pull on.Afloat in the Forest|Mayne Reid
He had been wrong in thinking men would not risk much for the sake of revenge.The Girl From Keller's|Harold Bindloss
Nor was revenge the only motive which led France to cast her lot with the revolted colonies.The Land We Live In|Henry Mann