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  • adjective Not engaging in retaliation.


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un- +‎ retaliating


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  • This was the moment when he was least ready for attack or defence; and just at this moment a foraging dolphin, big-jawed and hungry, shot down upon him through the lucent green, mistaking him, perhaps, for an overgrown but unretaliating squid.

    Kings in Exile Charles George Douglas Roberts 1901

  • Through those unparalleled hours he had observed the rage and injustice of His enemies; and he had marked how patient, unretaliating, gentle and magnanimous He had been.

    The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ A Devotional History of our Lord's Passion James Stalker 1887

  • The Christian armour and arms are meek, unconquerable patience, and Christ-likeness, To resist is to be beaten; to endure unretaliating is to be victorious.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture : St. Matthew Chaps. IX to XXVIII Alexander Maclaren 1868


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