Tying a long string to a rock, he aimed his slingshot and shot a hive high in a tree, well out of reach of immediate retaliation.
Is she using the bathroom in the house as retaliation against me or is she confused about who is now dominant.
Some faculty members see the complaint as retaliation.
Possible employer retaliation is always a concern when dealing with unionization.
In that regard, you are safe from their retaliation.
If humans are involved in the decisions, there is always the possibility of favoritism and retaliation in the awards.
My administrative withdrawal was a clear case of retaliation.
No air strikes were called in retaliation on the nearby villages.
Conversely, the winner can afford to get really dominant, as the threat of retaliation has receded.
Being able to threaten credible retaliation makes co-operation possible.
Word Origin and History for retaliation
1580s, noun of action from Late Latin retaliare "pay back in kind," from re- "back" (see re-) + Latin talio "exaction of payment in kind," from or influenced by talis "suchlike" (see that). Originally used both in good and evil senses.