- with force or violence.
- greatly; extremely.
- to an unreasonable, excessive, or surprising degree: He attacked the job with a vengeance.
Origin of vengeance
Examples from the Web for vengeance
But all these groups are reaching a point where vengeance takes priority over politics or, much less, public relations.
Despite a dizzying number of women coming forward against her husband, Camille Cosby refuses to sharpen her blade of vengeance.
U.S. airstrikes continue, but militants from the so-called Islamic State are still attacking with a vengeance on every front.
In January, if the GOP wins Senate control, he will go after Obama and the EPA with a vengeance.If You Think D.C. Is Awful Now, Wait Until Wednesday|Jonathan Alter|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, there is at least a sense that security is back on the agenda with a vengeance.Shocked by Ukraine Violence, NATO Prepares to Face Down Putin|Leo Cendrowicz|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vengeance, sir, is the hollowest of all the mockeries that go to make up life.The Sea-Hawk|Raphael Sabatini
In Great Britain the rural exodus has gone on with a vengeance.The Rural Life Problem of the United States|Horace Curzon Plunkett
The friends of Dujarier refused to be diverted from the trail of vengeance.Lola Montez|Edmund B. d'Auvergne
On the brink of the cliff MacGregor on his knees was chanting his war-cry, his thanks that vengeance had not been denied him.The Snow-Burner|Henry Oyen
Tell me not of God's vengeance, punishing men for his own glory!Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
British Dictionary definitions for vengeance
Word Origin for vengeance
Word Origin and History for vengeance
c.1300, from Anglo-French vengeaunce, Old French vengeance "revenge," from vengier "take revenge," from Latin vindicare "to set free, claim, avenge" (see vindicate).
Vengeance is mine, ... saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink; for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head. [Paul to the Romans, xii:19-20]
Idioms and Phrases with vengeance
see with a vengeance.