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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
4. Retrospective Sympathetic Affections
 
919. Revenge.
 
  
NOUN:REVENGE, revengement [rare], vengeance; avengement, avengeance [obs.], sweet revenge, vendetta, death feud, blood for blood; eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, retaliation [See Retaliation]; day of reckoning.
  rancor, vindictiveness, immitigability; implacability; malevolence [See Malevolence]; ruthlessness [See Pitilessness]
  AVENGER, vindicator [obs.], Nemesis, Eumenides.
  
VERB:REVENGE, avenge, vindicate [obs.]; take revenge, have one’s revenge; breathe -revenge, - vengeance; wreak one’s -vengeance, - anger; cry quittance; give no quarter, take no prisoners.
  have accounts to settle, have a crow to pluck, have a rod in pickle.
  keep the wound green; nurse one’s revenge, harbor -revenge, - vindictive feeling; bear malice; rankle, rankle in the breast.
  HAVE AT A DISADVANTAGE, have on the hip, have the upper hand, have at one’s mercy.
  
ADJECTIVE:REVENGEFUL, vengeful, vindictive, rancorous; pitiless [See Pity]a; ruthless, rigorous, avenging, retaliative, grudgeful [rare].
  unforgiving, unrelenting; inexorable, stony-hearted, implacable, relentless, remorseless.
  RANKLING, immitigable; æternum servans sub pectore vulnus [L.].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Manet cicatrix.
  2. manet altâ mente repostum.
  3. Dies iræ dies illa.
  4. In high vengeance there is noble scorn.—G. Eliot
  5. Inhumanum verbum est ultio.—Seneca
  6. Malevolus animus abditos den es habet.—Syrus
  7. Revenge is sweet—especially to women.—Byron
  8. Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long back on itself recoils.—Milton
  9. Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand.—Titus Andronicus
  10. I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.—Merchant of Venice
  11. Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.—Bible

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