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This ambiguous conduct led them to believe that the natives had ill-treated the castaways, and indeed they seemed to fear that Dumont d'Urville had come to avenge La Perouse and his unfortunate crew.
I came to you, meaning to thrash one of them, an officer; but I didn't succeed, I didn't find him; I had to avenge the insult on someone to get back my own again; you turned up, I vented my spleen on you and laughed at you.
I will then release you from all your promises--even that of procuring my admission into the Musketeers; for before everything, I wish to avenge myself.
No, no," continued the count, "had I to avenge myself, it is not thus I would take revenge.
I will put another case to you," continued the count; "that where society, attacked by the death of a person, avenges death by death.
I pray you by Jove and Themis, who is the beginning and the end of councils, [do not] hold back, my friends, and leave me singlehanded {18}--unless it be that my brave father Ulysses did some wrong to the Achaeans which you would now avenge on me, by aiding and abetting these suitors.
Not only will he deal rigorously with me, but heaven will also punish me; for my mother when she leaves the house will call on the Erinyes to avenge her; besides, it would not be a creditable thing to do, and I will have nothing to say to it.
The king has suffered; it rankles in his mind; and he will avenge himself.
Forgive thy enemy, do not avenge thyself except by doing him good.
How easy to avenge the cowardly trick that had been played upon him--to avenge Helium and Ptarth and Thuvia!
I want to avenge Rebecca and Flora MacIvor and Minna, and all the rest of the dark unhappy ones.
Well, perhaps you will avenge the dark women in your own person, and carry away all the love from your cousin Lucy.