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He revelled in the vengeance he wreaked upon his kind.
This tale was originally fabricated as a means of annoyance against one who hurt your trade and half cudgelled you to death, and to enable you to obtain repossession of a half-dead drudge, whom you wished to regain, because, while you wreaked your vengeance on him for his share in the business, you knew that the knowledge that he was again in your power would be the best punishment you could inflict upon your enemy.
It meant that Turlington's vengeance still remained to be wreaked on the woman who had deceived him.
It seemed that the succession of dwellers in the furnished room had turned in fury--perhaps tempted beyond forbearance by its garish coldness--and wreaked upon it their passions.
And if you dare to snort, even once, Uncle Robert, there is no telling what occult vengeance may be wreaked upon you.
They were clubbed down and shot down to the last man by the guardians of the peace who were infuriated by what had been wreaked on their brethren.
Your inquiries frightened him into the vestry by night--your inquiries, without your privity and against your will, have served the hatred and wreaked the vengeance of three-and-twenty vears.
A deeply rooted dread of the man; the conviction that his ferocious nature, once roused, would stop at nothing; and the strong assurance that if she impeached him, the full measure of his wrath and vengeance would be wreaked on Joe, who had preserved her; these were considerations she had not the courage to overcome, and inducements to secrecy too powerful for her to surmount.
The best I can say of her is that she stood passionately by her convictions but from where I, and many others stood, those convictions wreaked havoc on millions of lives.
The court heard Hughes had wreaked havoc upon the community in Cilfynydd for years and neighbourhood beat manager Catherine Griffiths said: "It really got to the point where many members of the community were living in fear, which was totally unacceptable.
Summary: A freight train has been swept off a bridge after floodwater wreaked havoc in Australia's Northern Territory.
KOHISTAN, August 26, 2011 (Balochistan Times): At least thirty-three people have killed, dozens have gone missing and more than eighty houses have been destroyed as flood wreaked havoc in Kundiyaan, area of Kohistan here on Thursday.