Revenge
Revenge Re*venge", n. 1. The act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil. [1913 Webster]

Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is even with his enemy; but in passing it over he is superior. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. The disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to one who has done us an injury. [1913 Webster]

Revenge now goes To lay a complot to betray thy foes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The indulgence of revenge tends to make men more savage and cruel. --Kames. [1913 Webster]


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