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Definition of Vengeance


  1. Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; -- often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge.
  2. Harm; mischief.

Vengeance Quotations

Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.
Samuel Johnson

Just vengeance does not call for punishment.
Pierre Corneille

I'm a great believer in karma, and the vengeance that it serves up to those who are deliberately mean is generally enough for me.
Beth Ditto

On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
Alexander Pope

It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.
William Tecumseh Sherman
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Vengeance Translations

vengeance in Dutch is wraak
vengeance in French is vengeance
vengeance in German is Rache
vengeance in Italian is vendetta
vengeance in Spanish is venganza
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