“They took out their revenge on her,” he says, shaking his head.
He seems to know this, and I hope to high heaven he seeks and secures his revenge.
Zhuang knew that “every shot against the Japanese players was revenge for the Chinese [who had suffered the Japanese invasion].”
But the Mafia also took its revenge, setting off bombs in Rome, Florence and Milan that killed ten people.
But Saif dispelled the myth that his fingers had been cut off in revenge.
In one case I should have my revenge; in another case I should have my liberty.
Oh, I see—and of course you'd like your revenge—carrying me off from him just to hurt him.
Surely if revenge is a 'kind of Justice,' it is a 'wild' kind!
To let him live would be my revenge, the worst I should know.
Notwithstanding this catastrophe, the five guns opposed to the revenge continued their fire, and kept it up to the last.
late 14c., from Old French revengier, variant of revenchier "take revenge, avenge" (13c., Modern French revancher), from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + vengier "take revenge," from Latin vindicare "to lay claim to, avenge, punish" (see vindicate).
To avenge is "to get revenge" or "to take vengeance"; it suggests the administration of just punishment for a criminal or immoral act. Revenge seems to stress the idea of retaliation a bit more strongly and implies real hatred as its motivation. ["The Columbia Guide to Standard American English," 1993]
1540s, from Middle French revenge, back-formation from revengier (see revenge (v.)).