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Revenge vs. Atonement

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Revengenoun

Any form of personal retaliatory action against an individual, institution, or group for some perceived harm or injustice.

‘Indifference is the sweetest revenge.’; ‘When I left my wife, she tried to set fire to the house in revenge.’;

Atonementnoun

Making amends to restore a damaged relationship; expiation.

Revengenoun

(competition) A win by the previous loser.

Atonementnoun

The reconciliation of God and mankind through the death of Jesus.

Revengeverb

(reflexive) To take one's revenge (on or upon) someone.

Atonementnoun

(archaic) Reconciliation; restoration of friendly relations; concord.

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Revengeverb

(transitive) To take revenge for (a particular harmful action), to avenge.

‘Arsenal revenged its loss to Manchester United last time with a 5-0 drubbing this time.’;

Atonementnoun

Reconciliation; restoration of friendly relations; agreement; concord.

‘By whom we have now received the atonement.’; ‘He desires to make atonementBetwixt the Duke of Gloucester and your brothers.’;

Revengeverb

To take vengeance; to revenge itself.

Atonementnoun

Satisfaction or reparation made by giving an equivalent for an injury, or by doing of suffering that which will be received in satisfaction for an offense or injury; expiation; amends; - with for. Specifically, in theology: The expiation of sin made by the obedience, personal suffering, and death of Christ.

‘When a man has been guilty of any vice, the best atonement be can make for it is, to warn others.’; ‘The Phocians behaved with, so much gallantry, that they were thought to have made a sufficient atonement for their former offense.’;

Revengeverb

To inflict harm in return for, as an injury, insult, etc.; to exact satisfaction for, under a sense of injury; to avenge; - followed either by the wrong received, or by the person or thing wronged, as the object, or by the reciprocal pronoun as direct object, and a preposition before the wrong done or the wrongdoer.

‘To revenge the death of our fathers.’; ‘The gods are just, and will revenge our cause.’; ‘Come, Antony, and young Octavius, come,Revenge yourselves alone on Cassius.’;

Atonementnoun

compensation for a wrong;

‘we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store’;

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Revengeverb

To inflict injury for, in a spiteful, wrong, or malignant spirit; to wreak vengeance for maliciously.

Atonementnoun

the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

Revengeverb

To take vengeance; - with

Atonement

Atonement (also atoning, to atone) is the concept of a person taking action to correct previous wrongdoing on their part, either through direct action to undo the consequences of that act, equivalent action to do good for others, or some other expression of feelings of remorse. From the Middle English attone or atoon (, literally ), now meaning to be , in harmony, with someone.

‘agreed’; ‘at one’; ‘at one’;

Revengenoun

The act of revenging; vengeance; retaliation; a returning of evil for evil.

‘Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is even with his enemy; but in passing it over he is superior.’;

Revengenoun

The disposition to revenge; a malignant wishing of evil to one who has done us an injury.

‘Revenge now goesTo lay a complot to betray thy foes.’; ‘The indulgence of revenge tends to make men more savage and cruel.’;

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Revengenoun

action taken in return for an injury or offense

Revengeverb

take revenge for a perceived wrong;

‘He wants to avenge the murder of his brother’;

Revenge

Revenge is defined as the act of committing a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance, be it real or perceived. Francis Bacon described revenge as a kind of that "does...

‘wild justice’;

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