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674. Vengeance

  1. Absalom kills half-brother, Amnon, for raping sister, Tamar. [O. T.: II Samuel 13:2829]
  2. Acamas Aeneass companion; kills Promachus to avenge brothers murder. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad ]
  3. Acarnan and Amphoterus enabled by Zeus to grow to manhood in single day to avenge fathers murder. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmer-man, 2]
  4. Achilles avenges Patrocluss death by brutally killing Hector. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad ]
  5. Agag mutilated by Samuel to requite Israelite slaughter. [O.T.: I Samuel 15:33]
  6. Ahab, Captain seeks revenge on whale. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick ]
  7. Alastor epithet applied to Zeus and others as avenger. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 49]
  8. Alfio takes vengeance on Turiddu for adultery with his wife. [Ital. Opera: Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana, Westerman, 338339]
  9. Atreus cuckolded by brother, serves him his sons for dinner. [Rom. Lit.: Thyestes, Brewer Dictionary, 1081]
  10. Balfour, Ebenezer takes vengeance on David, whose father stole Ebenezers woman. [Brit. Lit.: Kidnapped ]
  11. Barabas his house and riches seized by the governor, murders the governors son and others, and betrays the city to the Turks. [Br. Drama: Marlowe The Jew of Malta in Bella, 521]
  12. Calvo, Baldassare Titos aged benefactor, robbed and betrayed by Tito, eventually denounces and strangles him. [Br. Lit.: George Eliot Romola ]
  13. Chillingworth, Roger tortures Dimmesdale for adultery. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter ]
  14. Colomba will not rest until fathers murder is avenged. [Fr. Lit.: Colomba ]
  15. Coppelius destroys Olympia because of bad check. [Fr. Opera: Offenbach, Tales of Hoffmann, Westerman, 275]
  16. Cousin Bette deprived of her lover by Baron Hulot, she eventually manages to ruin the family. [Fr. Lit.: Balzac Cousin Bette in Magill I, 166]
  17. cry of blood innocent victims blood calls for justice. [O.T.: Genesis 4:10; Br. Lit.: Richard II ]
  18. Dantès, Edmond uses his wealth to punish those who betrayed him. [Fr. Lit.: Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo ]
  19. Dirae avenging goddesses or Furies. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, l: 326]
  20. Don Carlos takes vengeance upon Alvaro, alleged murderer of his father. [Ital. Opera: Verdi, La Forza del Destino, Wester-man, 316317]
  21. Electra wreaks vengeance on her fathers murderers. [Gk. Lit.: Electra ]
  22. Epigoni, the sons of the chiefs killed in the siege of Thebes avenge their fathers deaths by razing the city. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 318]
  23. eye for an eye Mosess lex talionis. [O.T.: Exodus 21:2325; Leviticus 24:20; Deuteronomy 19:21]
  24. Falke, Dr. avenges his public humiliation by Eisenstein. [Aust. Operetta: J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus, Westerman, 278]
  25. Furies horrible avengers of crimes. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 381]
  26. golden cockerel, the warns the king whenever enemies approach, but kills him when he breaks his promise of a reward. [Russ. Ballet: Coq dOr in Goode, 78]
  27. Hamlet spurred on by his fathers ghost, avenges murder of his father. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet ]
  28. Hecuba kills Polymestors children and blinds him for his treacherous murder of her son Polydorus. [Gk. Drama: Euripides Hecuba in Benét, 450]
  29. Herodias spitefully effects decapitation of John the Baptist. [N.T.: Mark 6:1926]
  30. Hiawatha adventurous avenger of his fathers wickedness to his mother. [Am. Lit.: Longfellow The Song of Hiawatha in Magill I, 905]
  31. Hieronimo stages a play that gives him the opportunity to kill his sons murderers. [Br. Drama: The Spanish Tragedy in Magill II, 990]
  32. Hope, Jefferson to avenge the murder of his sweetheart by two Mormons, trails them from Utah to London and kills both. [Br. Lit.: Doyle A Study in Scarlet in Sherlock Holmes ]
  33. Joab kills Abner, murderer of his brother. [O.T.: II Samuel 3:27]
  34. Kentucky Tragedy noted tale of retribution, inspired many works. [Am. Hist.: Benét, 544]
  35. Lisbeth (Cousin Bette ) swears to get back at the Hulots. [Fr. Lit.: Cousin Bette, Magill I, 166168]
  36. Malta, The Jew of Christian-hating merchants betrayal of Malta. [Br. Lit.: The Jew of Malta ]
  37. Medea uses poisoned nightgown to kill Jasons new wife. [Fr. Opera: Cherubini, Medea, Westerman, 81]
  38. Montresor redresses insult by entombing insulter in catacomb niche. [Am. Lit.: Poe The Cask of Amontillado]
  39. Nemesis daughter of Night, brought retribution upon haughty. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 221]
  40. Orestes killed his mother and her lover for having murdered his father. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 741]
  41. Pied Piper, the refused his promised reward for ridding Hamelin of rats, he lures the children away. [Ger. Legend: Benét, 787]
  42. Rigoletto wreaks vengeance on daughter-seducing Duke of Mantua. [Ital. Opera: Verdi, Rigoletto, Westerman, 300]
  43. Samson brings down the temple of the Philistines to avenge their blinding of him and dies in the process. [O.T.: Judges 16:28-30]
  44. Sextus kills Ptolemy for the murder of Pompey. [Br. Opera: Julius Caesar in Egypt, Westerman, 5253]
  45. Tamora plots to avenge son by murdering the Andronicus family. [Br. Lit.: Titus Andronicus ]
  46. Titus Andronicus exacts revenge for crimes against his family. [Br. Lit.: Titus Andronicus ]
  47. Todd, Sweeney barber returns to England; takes revenge for false conviction by slitting throats of customers. [Br. Folklore: Misc; Br. Lit.: Sweeney Todd ; Am. Musical Theater: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, in Facts (1979), 292.]
  48. trefoil traditional symbol of vengeance. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
  49. Zachanassian, Claire a multi-millionairess, she bribes the villagers to execute the man who was responsible for her shame. [Swiss Drama: Duerrenmatt The Visit in Benét, 1063]

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revenge

re·venge / riˈvenj/ • n. the action of inflicting hurt or harm on someone for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands: other spurned wives have taken public revenge on their husbands. ∎  the desire to inflict such retribution: it was difficult not to be overwhelmed with feelings of hate and revenge. ∎  (in sports) the defeat of a person or team by whom one was beaten in a previous encounter: the Yankees wanted to get their revenge for losing to the Dodgers in the 1955 Series. • v. (revenge oneself or be revenged) chiefly archaic poetic/lit. inflict hurt or harm on someone for an injury or wrong done to oneself: I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you. ∎  [tr.] inflict such retribution on behalf of (someone else): it's a pity he chose that way to revenge his sister. ∎  inflict retribution for (a wrong or injury done to oneself or another): her brother was slain, and she revenged his death. DERIVATIVES: re·veng·er n. ( poetic/lit. ).

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revenge

revenge revenge is a dish that can be eaten cold proverbial saying, late 19th century, meaning that vengeance need not be exacted immediately. The same idea is found in Thomas Shelton' translation of Cervantes' Don Quixote (1620), ‘Revenge is not good in cold blood.’
revenge is sweet proverbial saying, mid 16th century. A similar idea is found earlier in Greek, in Homer' Iliad, ‘anger…that far sweeter than trickling honey wells up like smoke in the breasts of men.’
revenge tragedy a style of drama, popular in England during the late 16th and 17th centuries, in which the basic plot was a quest for vengeance and which typically featured scenes of carnage and mutilation, real or feigned insanity, and the appearance of ghosts. Examples of the genre include Thomas Kyd' The Spanish Tragedy (1592) and John Webster' The Duchess Of Malfi (1623).

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vengeance

venge·ance / ˈvenjəns/ • n. punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong. PHRASES: with a vengeance used to emphasize the degree to which something occurs or is true: her headache was back with a vengeance.

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revenge

revenge refl. (XIV), pass. (XV) take vengeance; exact retribution for XV. In earliest use Sc. — OF. revenger, var. of revencher (mod. revancher):- Late L. revindicāre, f. RE- + L. vindicāre VENGE.
Hence sb. XVI.

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vengeance

vengeance act of avenging oneself or another. XIII. — (O)F., f. venger (whence arch. venge XIII):- L. vindicāre VINDICATE; see -ANCE.
Hence vengeful XVI. f. venge.

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revenge

revengeFalange, flange •avenge, henge, revenge, Stonehenge •arrange, change, counterchange, estrange, exchange, grange, interchange, Lagrange, mange, part-exchange, range, short-change, strange •binge, cringe, fringe, hinge, impinge, singe, springe, swinge, syringe, tinge, twinge, whinge •challenge • orange • scavenge •lozenge • blancmange •lounge, scrounge •blunge, expunge, grunge, gunge, lunge, plunge, scunge, sponge

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