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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Revengeance Vengeance; revenge.
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Budwell's Revenge Budwell's Revenge

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n revengeance Revenge; vengeance.
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  • Roman Polanski
    Roman Polanski
    “Every failure made me more confident. Because I wanted even more to achieve as revenge. To show that I could.”
  • Josh Billings
    “There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”
  • Sacha Guitry
    Sacha Guitry
    “When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.”
  • Morgan Nito
    Morgan Nito
    “Surviving well is your finest revenge.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong.”
  • Frank Sinatra
    Frank Sinatra
    “The best revenge is massive success.”


Revenge is sweet - When you are happy to be proved right, then you know that revenge is sweet.


In literature:

He remembered that James Finlay owed him a grudge, desired revenge; he felt sure that James Finlay was the informer.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
The Harold boys had sworn revenge.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Fatima seemed about to realise the fulfilment of some long-cherished hope, the hope of revenge on a detested rival.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
But when she looks about her, Heiling is at her {125} side, come to take revenge.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
That the fort was abandoned without resorting to this revengeful and unmilitary act may be due to the ghost.
"Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate" by Charles M. Skinner
It would have been a very revengeful enemy, indeed, who would have followed them so far into the wilderness.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
From the moment he first saw Marie's fresh young beauty Sherard determined to have a deadly revenge upon her husband.
"Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
I must add, too, that I was passionate and revengeful.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
Ralegh determined 'to be revenged for the Revenge, or to second her with mine own life.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Both regiments decided to have revenge, and, for that purpose, secret meetings were called.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
Everything in the gaol aroused his antagonism, and made him bitter and revengeful.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Alas, when I have no longer authority to box the nuns about, how will this and that malignant creature revenge herself upon me!
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
Revenge upon the murderers of her father!
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
We know you for the murderer of our lord, and it is our duty to revenge him.
"Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
For I cry for revenge, revenge upon King Theodahad.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
This proposal was made for the sole and individual purpose of grieving and afflicting Mr Anderson, and of being revenged on him.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Failing in that, he resolved to take a terrible revenge.
"Luxury-Gluttony:" by Eugène Sue
The imminence of danger and the hope of revenge increased his strength tenfold.
"The Iron Trevet or Jocelyn the Champion" by Eugène Sue
I think Sir, you may soon have your revenge on him.
"The Circassian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
Thou canst not win their love for me, but thou can'st get me revenge.
"Sweet Mace" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

"My revenge is not completed!"
And they saw in dumb despair
How he hurled his victim downward
Headlong through the empty air.
"Loch Buy" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Nothing so dark as the tomb
For the vile revenge of the vain.
I knew the truth of the room
And the price of his hidden stain.
"Bluebeard’s First Wife" by Leon Gellert
For the vile revenge of the vain
I suffered the knife at my skin,
And the price of his hidden stain
Was two and eleven a tin!
"Bluebeard’s First Wife" by Leon Gellert
A knight amongst the Scots there was,
Which saw Earl Douglas die,
Who straight in heart did vow revenge
Upon the Lord Pierc-y;
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
Patiently, as one grinds gravel
Patiently, as one awaits death,
Patiently, as news ripens,
Patiently, as one savors revenge -
""Patiently, as one grinds gravel"" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
"Yett shall not Scotts nor Scotland say,
But I will vengeance take,
I'll be revenged on them all,
For brave Erle Perceys sake."
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British

In news:

Prong – Revenge Served Cold.
Check out Prong 's video for the new single 'Revenge Best Served Cold.
Episode III--Revenge of the Sith ($308 million).
Parking Minimums Will Have Their Revenge on Seattle.
Period revenge tale is based on the Michael Punke novel.
Revengeance ' E3 2012 Trailer – What's the Song.
Revengeful Holiday for Huskies.
On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that has it all: passion, betrayal, revenge, and hair loss.
Nikola's Revenge: Waiting only whets the appetite.
Romney swats at Obama over 'revenge' comment as race for White House enters final stretch.
Swedish Duo on Romance and Revenge.
While I talk a lot about how much I love horror movies, I have to say that a subcategory of that genre -- revenge thrillers -- is a serious guilty pleasure.
Comment in the Facebook box below and tell us what you would do with a $50 Visa cardto get revenge or to have a romantic night out.
How would you get revenge OR How would you spend $50.
Tulsa's Amber Valletta to guest star on ABC's "Revenge".

In science:

Perturbation series takes its revenge by growing too fast.
Stringy Instantons
The theorists can modestly claim that they have taken revenge for Leon’s remark.
Lepton Photon Symposium 2005: Summary and Outlook
When we have been wronged, should we not to revenge? Then our main motivation is here: when reality is a lie, the song of science must be a song of vengeance. A man in Syracuse has been killed, all our milenia-old family has been dishonoured.
Dream of a Christmas lecture