This is essentially what Obama proposes when he urges reflection but not retribution.
After Israelis were killed in an attack that originated from Sinai, Gaza was targeted for retribution.
Prior to the shooting, on Friday, he posted eight videos on YouTube detailing his anger, frustrations, and plans for retribution.
The protests in support of Martin have been peaceful, and no one has called for violence or retribution.
You start with the grievance, then move to the fantasy of retribution, then to guilt, and then to an original childhood fear.
Justice began the work of retribution early, and he who troubled the rest of all others was unable to find quiet for himself.
When the storm came, she was frightened, and said, 'It is a retribution.'
The rest of the campaign was an easy progress, and terrible was the retribution which it brought with it.
When the Negroes learn what there is to know, then the day of retribution will be at hand.
Sufferings endured by the living were believed to be retribution for sins committed in a former life.
late 14c., "repayment," from Old French retribution and directly from Latin retributionem (nominative retributio) "recompense, repayment," noun of action from past participle stem of retribuere "hand back, repay," from re- "back" (see re-) + tribuere "to assign, allot" (see tribute). Originally "that which is given in return for past good or evil;" restricted modern use of "evil given for evil done" (1560s) is from day of retribution (1520s), in Christian theology the time of divine reward or punishment.