Definitions

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  • adjective Not avenged

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective for which vengeance has not been taken

Etymologies

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un- +‎ avenged

Examples

  • He must not harm his mother, but not doing so leaves his father unavenged.

    Modality and Hamlet

  • Far outside Moscow, in the scattered republics, anything goes – and goes unavenged.

    Truth is being murdered in Putin's bloody Russia | Observer editorial

  • Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last, but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature — that baby beating its breast with its fist, for instance — and to found that edifice on its unavenged tears, would you consent to be the architect on those conditions?

    Suffer the little children to come unto me « Anglican Samizdat

  • Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last, but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature — that baby beating its breast with its fist, for instance — and to found that edifice on its unavenged tears, would you consent to be the architect on those conditions?

    2010 March « Anglican Samizdat

  • He must not harm his mother, but not doing so leaves his father unavenged.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • In his awakening to the existential uncertainty of the modern tragic hero, he gets that these are really determinae: he should avenge his father even if doing so entails harming his mother; he should not harm his mother even if not doing so leaves his father unavenged.

    Modality and Hamlet

  • In his awakening to the existential uncertainty of the modern tragic hero, he gets that these are really determinae: he should avenge his father even if doing so entails harming his mother; he should not harm his mother even if not doing so leaves his father unavenged.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • He lay beautiful inside his mound, though dead by violence and unavenged: it seemed that he was chanting verses about honour, and four lights burned in corners of the chamber.

    Viking gold

  • He lay beautiful inside his mound, though dead by violence and unavenged: it seemed that he was chanting verses about honour, and four lights burned in corners of the chamber.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • So how come the entire nation is worrying itself sick over whether Officer Crowley should have pinched the blithering Gates, while 500 crackers are raped and killed, unreported, unlamented, unavenged?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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