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Word: retribution

Definition: deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back


Sentences Containing 'retribution'

Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.''
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 counsellor at law, who, perhaps, at near forty years of age, begins to make something by his profession, ought to receive the retribution, not only of his own so tedious and expensive education, but of that of more than twenty others, who are never likely to make any thing by it.
How extravagant soever the fees of counsellors at law may sometimes appear, their real retribution is never equal to this.
As the planters, are the greater part of them, both farmers and landlords, the final payment of the tax falls upon them in their quality of landlords, without any retribution.
Taxes upon luxuries are finally paid by the consumers of the commodities taxed, without any retribution.
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.
They embarked; and so for ever got the start of their former captain, had he been at all minded to work them legal retribution.
Retribution, swift vengeance, eternal malice were in his whole aspect, and spite of all that mortal man could do, the solid white buttress of his forehead smote the ship's starboard bow, till men and timbers reeled.

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