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Ay, I will teach him to wreak my vengeance on the earth
Fear might drive him to the attempt now that he knew the manner of horrible pack that was upon his trail, and that Tarzan of the Apes was following him to wreak upon him the vengeance that he deserved.
I wished to see him again, that I might wreak the utmost extent of abhorrence on his head and avenge the deaths of William and Justine.
In this way, our English-language journalism blatantly confuses between the verb to wreck and the verb to wreak.
The humanoids, as the cartoon characters call them, aided by Doog and Uncle Wom, quickly engage in a frantic race to find Dab and his mischief makers before they can wreak havoc on the world.
5 million a month due to the extraordinarily high likelihood the AT-AT will destroy other vehicles and otherwise wreak total havoc.
The New York City Museum of Natural History's forgotten acquisition of an Egyptian tomb--complete with curse--provides Pendergast's sinister brother with the means to wreak penultimate vengeance for all of the real and imaginary injustices visited upon him during his lifetime.
can potentially wreak havoc with business operations.
Two others--frosty pod and witches broom--are found only in tropical America but would wreak havoc on the chocolate industry were they to spread to West Africa.
He claimed that Katrina was a put-up job by Japanese crime groups to wreak havoc on the U.
The only problem seems to be the restless, grasping, ever-complaining ghost of Scrooge's old partner, Jacob Marley who seems to want to wreak havoc and revenge among those he deems responsible for his dismal fate of walking the earth wrapped in the chains forged from his own avarice.
A single ecological invasion--the introduction of a nonnative species to an environment--can wreak havoc on a fragile ecosystem.