RETRIBUTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RETRIBUTION
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 n.  something justly deserved; recompense; compensation; punishment for offenses
Classic Sentence:
1  The fetid closeness of the air, and a famishing diet, united perhaps to some fears of ultimate retribution, had constrained them to surrender at discretion.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
2  They embarked; and so for ever got the start of their former captain, had he been at all minded to work them legal retribution.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
3  The lessons of yesterday had been that retribution was a laggard and blind.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
4  Excess had brought on that frightful disease that seems to throw the lurid shadows of a coming retribution back into the present life.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
5  I cannot guess how many days have passed since then, but I have endured misery which nothing but the eternal sentiment of a just retribution burning within my heart could have enabled me to support.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
6  His right hand suddenly ordered divine retribution to stand by.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
7  Nor have I so read or interpreted Holy Writ, as to understand that the disclosure of human thoughts and deeds, then to be made, is intended as a part of the retribution.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
8  As he stood by the desolate fire, he felt that the only one thing which could assuage his grief would be thorough and complete retribution, brought by his own hand upon his enemies.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  There is no satisfaction in vengeance unless the offender has time to realize who it is that strikes him, and why retribution has come upon him.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  They did not know which was more shocking--the treachery of the animals who had leagued themselves with Snowball, or the cruel retribution they had just witnessed.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VII
11  The retribution that followed every vengeful success was so sweeping and majestic that the boys always retired from the field badly worsted.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
12  Benedetto, if still living, will become the instrument of divine retribution in some way or other, and then be duly punished in his turn.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 45. The Rain of Blood.
13  Secondly, It must be without retribution, or punishment; and the reason he gives is, because an inferior cannot punish a superior.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
14  There may be black ingratitude in the thing, and the punishment may be retributive and well deserved; but that it is a miserable thing, I can testify.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XIV
Example Sentence:
1  They fled because they feared retribution for the genocide.
2  The victim did not report the incident for fear of retribution.
3  She was asked whether a civilian government should seek retribution against military officers involved in human rights abuses.
4  I'm a sincere believer that people who have engaged in heinous crimes deserve the ultimate retribution.
5  A robber whom a jury sentences to 10 years in retribution said something misled them.