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Vengeance, 1) retribution of injury, retaliation, punishment: Tp. V, 28. Wint. III, 2, 202. IV, 4, 801. John III, 4, 159. R2 I, 2, 8. H4A III, 2, 10 “(hot v.).” H5 I, 2, 283. IV, 1, 178. H6A V, 4, 53. H6B V, 2, 36. H6C I, 4, 148. II, 5, 134. IV, 1, 82. R3 I, 4, 204. R3 I, 4, 204 V, 3, 206. Troil. V, 3, 47. V, 5, 31. Tit. II, 1, 121. II, 3, 38. Rom. III, 5, 88. V, 3, 55. Hml. II, 2, 510. Hml. II, 2, 510 Lr. II, 1, 90. II, 4, 164 “(stored --s of heaven).” III, 7, 66. III, 7, 66 Oth. III, 3, 447. Cymb. II, 5, 8. V, 1, 11. Per. II, 4, 4. “to do v. on:” R3 I, 2, 87. Troil. II, 2, 73. “render v. and revenge,” R2 IV, 67. “to take v.” Wint. I, 2, 281. “to take v. on:” II, 3, 22. Tit. IV, 3, 34. Cymb. V, 1, 8. “of:” Tit. V, 2, 63. “working wreakful v. on thy foes,” Tit. V, 2, 32.
2) harm, mischief, evil: “whiles the eye of man did woo me, that could do no v. to me,” As IV, 3, 48. “this v. on me had they executed,” Tit. II, 3, 113.
Used as a curse: “this shoe is my mother, and this my father; a v. on't, there 'tis,” Gent. II, 3, 21. “v. of Jenny's case! fie on her,” Wiv. IV, 1, 64. “a v. on your crafty withered hide!” Shr. II, 406. “a plague of all cowards, and a v. too,” H4A II, 4, 128. “threefold v. tend upon your steps!” H6B III, 2, 304. “the v. on the whole camp,” Troil. II, 3, 19. “what the v.! could he not speak 'em fair?” Cor. III, 1, 262. “v. rot you all,” Tit. V, 1, 58. “v., playgue, death, confusion!” Lr. II, 4, 96. Quite adverbially: “he's v. proud,” Cor. II, 2, 6 (the officer's speech).
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