1 The stout refusal had been like a slap in the face of the furious North and retaliation had come swiftly.
2 Now, with a start of inner wonder, Lily felt that her thirst for retaliation had died out.
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.
4 Citizens, in the future there will be neither darkness nor thunderbolts; neither ferocious ignorance, nor bloody retaliation.
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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.
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.
7 The bitterest fighting, the most brutal retaliations, were just beginning.