from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Infliction of punishment in return for a wrong committed; retribution.
- idiom with a vengeance With great violence or force.
- idiom with a vengeance To an extreme degree: December has turned cold with a vengeance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution; -- often, in a bad sense, passionate or unrestrained revenge.
- n. Harm; mischief.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense.
- n. Harm, mischief, or evil generally: formerly often used as an imprecation, especially in the phrase what a (the) vengeance!
- n. Synonyms 1. Retribution, Retaliation, etc. See revenge.
- Extremely; very.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
And 'vengeance' is used by the highest authorities.
This assigns the reason why He has thus destroyed the foe (Zep 3: 8). my redeemed -- My people to be redeemed. day ... year -- here, as in Isa 34: 8; 61: 2, the time of "vengeance" is described as a "day"; that of grace and of "recompense" to the
Avenging something or someone implies that you have been a victim of outrages and vengeance is required.
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I have learned to put my trust in God because he says vengeance is mine, and sometimes we have to step back and let faith take its course.
All that stands between the Foolkiller and vengeance is 98 pounds of pure, unadulterated mean.
Although the Lord takes vengeance on unbridled domination, let us not therefore suppose that that vengeance is committed to us, to whom no command has been given but to obey and suffer.
Or, it perpetuates a cycle of violence in which every act of vengeance is seen as a new justification for reaction, inciting rather than deterring future offenses against you and your family.
It's not at all clear that vengeance is well suited to providing deterrence and protection.