avenging


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a·venge

 (ə-vĕnj′)
tr.v. a·venged, a·veng·ing, a·veng·es
1. To inflict a punishment or penalty in return for; revenge: avenge a murder.
2. To take vengeance on behalf of: avenged their wronged parents.

[Middle English avengen, from Old French avengier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + vengier, to vindicate (from Latin vindicāre, to claim; see vindicate).]

a·veng′er n.
a·veng′ing·ly adv.

avenging

(əˈvɛndʒɪŋ)
adj
taking vengeance on someone or something for a wrong done
Translations

avenging

[əˈvendʒɪŋ] ADJvengador

avenging

[əˈvɛndʒɪŋ] adjvendicatore/trice
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As soon as they were both mounted, at the gate of the inn, he called to the host and said in a very grave and measured voice, "Many and great are the favours, Senor Alcaide, that I have received in this castle of yours, and I remain under the deepest obligation to be grateful to you for them all the days of my life; if I can repay them in avenging you of any arrogant foe who may have wronged you, know that my calling is no other than to aid the weak, to avenge those who suffer wrong, and to chastise perfidy.
But do not avenge your seigneur, do not think of avenging him.
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But to represent the Almighty as avenging the sins of the guilty on the innocent, was indecent, if not blasphemous, as it was to represent him acting against the first principles of natural justice, and against the original notions of right and wrong, which he himself had implanted in our minds; by which we were to judge not only in all matters which were not revealed, but even of the truth of revelation itself.
1) Yea, but now flashed forth the summons from Parnassus' snowy peak, "Near and far the undiscovered doer of this murder seek!" Now like a sullen bull he roves Through forest brakes and upland groves, And vainly seeks to fly The doom that ever nigh Flits o'er his head, Still by the avenging Phoebus sped, The voice divine, From Earth's mid shrine.
The count was erect and triumphant, like the Avenging Angel!
The avenging fiend, it rides Upon an atmosphere of death.
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By the permission of Allah, you will surely taste the bitter consequences of your actions the al-Shabaab statement warned, Avenging the death of our scholars and leaders is a binding obligation on our shoulders that we will never relinquish nor forget no matter how long it takes it added.
He added that Taliban told him that they are avenging the operation carried out in Swat.