RETALIATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RETALIATION
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 n.  action taken in return for an injury or offense; revenge
Classic Sentence:
1  The stout refusal had been like a slap in the face of the furious North and retaliation had come swiftly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
2  Now, with a start of inner wonder, Lily felt that her thirst for retaliation had died out.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
3  Feeling indignant that he was not taken into his tutor's confidence, he set his wits to work to devise some proper retaliation for the slight.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
4  Citizens, in the future there will be neither darkness nor thunderbolts; neither ferocious ignorance, nor bloody retaliation.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
5  In spite of various very natural temptations to resent and retaliate, Amy adhered to her resolution all the next day, bent on conquering her enemy by kindness.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTY
6  She did not stay to retaliate, but re-entered in a minute, bearing a reaming silver pint, whose contents I lauded with becoming earnestness.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
7  The bitterest fighting, the most brutal retaliations, were just beginning.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
Example Sentence:
1  Wait until you lose no loss to know what lives in retaliation.
2  He never said a single word in retaliation.
3  They're pursuing a strategy of massive retaliation.
4  What he did in retaliation is wrong and unforgiveable.
5  However, attempting to retaliate is either futile or dangerous ethically.
6  The nightly incursion and hit-and-run raid of our neighbors across the border tried the patience of the country to the point where we decided to retaliate in force.
7  If you are rude to me, I shall retaliate with equal rudeness.