Definitions

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  • adj. vengeful

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Vengeful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Avenging; executing vengeance.

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Examples

  • Trailing fingers are terminals which ignite living flames, and the propeller of the little boat creates an avengeful commotion of light which trails far astern.

    Tropic Days

  • And if he does believe it, is he not aware that he is propagating a pernicious myth of an avengeful Christian stereotype, that is as abhorrent as any other religious or racial stereotype?

    'The Incomprehensible Holocaust': An Exchange

  • What will be his anguish, should you fall into the hands of the furious man whose love you have rejected; when it will no longer be in the power of a parent to preserve your person from the outrages of his eager and avengeful passion!

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • This, to us, was a moment fraught with extreme peril — not knowing friend from foe, and instantly apprehensive of the knives and arrows of the avengeful throng.

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE

  • Finally it arrived last Friday, the week after the avengeful, Jos massacre.

    Vanguard

  • The author went from from a condemning avengeful God to a milch toast, permissive parent who forgives all offenses

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  • I arouse the indolent, dissipate the winds, and appease the avengeful. "

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1884

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