revengefulness love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being revengeful; vindictiveness.

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  • noun The quality of being revengeful.

Etymologies

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revengeful +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Imagine acceding to the invasion of a country for the sheer revengefulness of it and then, pausing, wondering, waiting for a decision about what to do next.

    Phoney War

  • The language of vainglory, of indignation, pity and revengefulness, optative: but of the desire to know, there is a peculiar expression called interrogative; as, What is it, when shall it, how is it done, and why so?

    Leviathan

  • Desire by doing hurt to another to make him condemn some fact of his own, revengefulness.

    Leviathan

  • In gratefulness and revengefulness there is always a lack of compassion, thoughtlessness towards our timeless fellow man; both are, like all immorality, boundary transgressions, i.e., functional connections with our fellow man.

    Analogies and metaphors | Letter Never Sent

  • I must ask you: Are you doing your ideal a service by arousing in the minds of those under your training anger, class-hatred, and revengefulness against those whom you consider to be your enemies?

    Tagore and His India

  • Beni-Harb of the great Hijazi tribe, which has kept its blood pure for the last thirteen centuries, — how much more we know not, — but they had been corrupted by intercourse with pilgrims, retaining none of their ancestral qualities but greed of gain, revengefulness, pugnacity, and a frantic kind of bravery, displayed on rare occasions.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • But the revengefulness came out in her new vision of people.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • He was full of smouldering anger and revengefulness.

    Dubliners

  • Perplexed he was in his spirit to see the untoward revengefulness of that sort of people; insomuch that he writes expressly to them, being assembled in council at Tyre, "That they had neither care of the truth, nor love to peace, nor conscience of scandal, nor would by any means be prevailed on to lay down their malice and animosities," Socrat.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • We firmly believe that if the friends of emancipation had wished to disprove all that has ever been said about the ferocity and revengefulness of the negroes, and at the same time to demonstrate that they possess, in a pre-eminent degree, those other qualities which render them the fit subjects of liberty and law, they could not have done it more triumphantly than it has been done by the apprenticeship.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

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