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righteous indignation

noun

retribution, retributive justice; anger and contempt combined with a feeling that it is one's right to feel that way; anger without guilt

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  • And more to this effect, uttered in the heated language of righteous indignation.

    Stephen A. Douglas Allen Johnson
  • "I don't believe it, Uncle Jed," with righteous indignation.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It came in a wave of righteous indignation, and like the gust of a whirlwind striking the spars of a rotting ship.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • She was the picture of righteous indignation trembling to tears.

  • Justice Overdo mentions the Bermudas with a righteous indignation.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury

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