2015年11月10日 星期二

avenge, revenge, with a vengeance, route to salvation/heaven


Mine enemy is growing old,—
I have at last revenge.
The palate of the hate departs;
If any would avenge,—
Let him be quick, the viand flits,
It is a faded meat.
Anger as soon as fed is dead;
’T is starving makes it fat.

Avenge is a verb. To avenge is to punish a wrongdoing with the intent of seeing justice done. Revenge can be used as a noun or a verb. It is more personal, less concerned with justice and more about retaliation by inflicting harm.
According to Dictionary.com,
Avenge and revenge both imply to inflict pain or harm in return for pain or harm inflicted on oneself or those persons or causes to which one feels loyalty. The two words were formerly interchangeable, but have been differentiated until they now convey widely diverse ideas. Avenge is now restricted to inflicting punishment as an act of retributive justice or as a vindication of propriety: to avenge a murder by bringing the criminal to trial. Revenge implies inflicting pain or harm to retaliate for real or fancied wrongs; a reflexive pronoun is often used with this verb: Iago wished to revenge himself upon Othello.


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Revenge is a dish best served cold

Meaning

Vengeance is more satisfying when exacted in cold blood.

Origin

This proverbial saying certainly gets about a bit - in time and space. It sounds as though it ought to be old, from Shakespeare or the like. Vengeance was a frequent theme of Tudor drama and several authors wrote about it. Francis Bacon coined at least three 'revenge' proverbs:
- Revenge is a kind of wild justice.
- A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
- Revenge triumphs over death




 vengeance

sin that cry to Heaven for vengeance :呼籲上天懲罰的罪;招天怒之罪:如任意殺人、欺壓孤兒寡婦、剝削勞工等不義之罪,有時會招致天主立即的懲罰。
[名][U][C](人;事に対する)あだ討ち, 復讐(ふくしゅう)(の機会), 仕返し((on, upon ...;for ...))
wreak [inflict]

vengeance
恨みを晴らす
Heaven's vengeance is slow but sure.
((ことわざ)) 天網恢々(かいかい)疎にして漏らさず
He took vengeance on the enemy for killing his family.
彼は敵が家族を殺したのに対し復讐した.
with a vengeance
(1) 強く, 激しく, ひどく
The storm struck with a vengeance.
あらしが激しく吹き荒れた.
(2) 大いに, 非常に, 極度に, 本格的に
The population has increased with a vengeance.
人口が激増した
He had gone native with a vengeance.
すっかり土地の人になりきっていた.


Definition of vengeance in English:

NOUN

[MASS NOUN]
Punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong:voters are ready to wreak vengeance on all politicians

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from vengervengier'avenge', from Latin vindicare 'vindicate'.


Phrases



with a vengeance

1
Used to emphasize the degree to which something occurs or is true:her headache was back with a vengeance

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