Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of avenging; vengeance; punishment; satisfaction taken.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The inflicting of retributive punishment; satisfaction taken.

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  • noun rare The inflicting of retributive punishment; satisfaction taken.

Etymologies

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avenge + -ment

Examples

  • Was it but quiet avengement against a jestress whose tongue had been unsparing enough, even to him, the day before?

    Under the Rose

  • For the first time he forgot about the emperor and his purpose; the free baron and the desires of sweet avengement.

    Under the Rose

  • Here we have more than mere avengement of the martyrs; or, righteous government.

    Commentary on Revelation

  • Here, and in the Bible the word is associated with the most terrible judgments of God on the enemies of Himself and His people; and it is the shout of praise for complete avengement.

    Commentary on Revelation

  • Babylon on this hour of their avengement upon her (Ps. cxxxvii).

    Commentary on Revelation

  • This wild liberty was a complete avengement for the monotony of my cribbed and cabined home life, ever the same all the year through; but I still lacked the companionship of little boys of my own age, I needed to clash with them, -- and, too, this freedom lasted only a couple of months.

    The Story of a Child

  • Miriam, after the avenging of her nameless wrong, doubts, as Beatrice must have done, whether there be any guilt in such avengement; but being of so different a temperament, and having before her eyes the effect of this murder upon the hitherto sinless Faun, the reality of her responsibility is brought home to her.

    A Study Of Hawthorne

  • The words in the Hebrew run thus, "I will avenge the avengement," which importeth this much, that God is at open war and at public defiance with those that break His covenant: He is not only angry with them, but He will be revenged of them.

    The Covenants And The Covenanters Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation

  • Miriam, after the avenging of her nameless wrong, doubts, as Beatrice must have done, whether there be any guilt in such avengement; but being of so different

    A Study of Hawthorne

  • Their virtue was more than abstinence from self-avengement.

    Toussaint L'Ouverture: A Biography and Autobiography

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