be revengeful

See: resent
References in classic literature ?
Reverend as you write yourself, be revengeful for once, and pray with me that he may be visited with such a fit of the stone, as if he had all the fragments of poor Robin in that region of his viscera where the disease holds its seat.
But the judge said he had to be careful not to be revengeful for what McArdle had done and had to consider all the mitigating factors - including the accused's early plea, his remorse and the fact he would have to live with causing the loss of three lives and that of an unborn child.
I haven't got any reason to be revengeful - the election was pretty harmonious," he said.