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Synonyms for requital

Synonyms for requital

a justly deserved penalty


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an act of requiting

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This is the third and final installment of "Revenge and Requital," and this installment concludes with the death of Philip Marsh.
There must be cause for just requital, or for the forfeiture of life, or else there would be nothing to be requited, and no reason for forfeiture, and therefore those two principles would be empty of content.
The existence of such a remarkable linkage between corrupt action and ultimate disgrace cannot be ascribed to simple coincidence; it must on the contrary be regarded as an instance of requital taking place in this world.
Rather than kill Polymestor outright in requital for her betrayed son, Hecuba with the assistance of the Trojan women lures Polymestor into her tent with his babies and before blinding him makes the father witness the slaughter of his own children.
Resentful of Gwen's short-list status for the prestigious Profundity Requital award--"the mini-Nobel" (74)--as well as his impending betrothal to Lady Demeter de Rougemount, "a celebrated knockout of limitless fortune and imperial blood" (79), Richard is reduced to insulting Gwen's tennis game: "You haven't got a backhand," he inveighs.
Nothing Achilles does--the stunning brutality of his extended aristeia, fighting against the gods, defiling Hector's corpse, human sacrifice--can bring about adequate "payment" for the death of Patroclus, as his fantasy of a still more brutal, cannibalistic requital suggests (22.
However, going back to justice in exchange among men in a state Aristotle says that it is by requital that the city holds together[78.
In such social conditions, if P petitions RA for a favor, P may display the social relations he has, show off his social resources, and allude to the requital he may offer to increase the possibility of RA's accepting the petition.
On the other hand, any commonsensible man, looking at the matter unsentimentally, must have felt a certain intellectual satisfaction in seeing him hanged, if it were only in requital of his preposterous miscalculation of possibilities.
Honour theorists" asserted a right "to administer proportional requital personally, precisely because they felt that the law offered no or no adequate means of redress for what men of honour took to be serious affronts against honour.
The unlettered people of Jahiliyya at the time of the Prophet may the peace and blessing of God upon him, used to accept the possibility of the mission of the prophets, belief in requital, believed in principles of the types of piety, and put into practice.
Fowler, 1982:163-180), but in an open-ended way so as to invite the reader to complete the gestalt of a narrative: the initiation and pursuit of a courtship and the prolonged agonies of frustration and doubtful requital leading to eventual rejection and disconsolate closure.
The Gift": Sometimes the recompense arrives/so far ahead of what you'll give/that you will fail to recognize/the reciprocity, the love//that circles in the universe:/this life a grace advanced, its knack/to meet requital with its cause--/the offering up, the giving back.
He claims that '[w]e are bearing witness to a second anti-Platonic requital, for contemporary "philosophy" is a sort of generalized sophistry, which incidentally is lacking neither in talent nor in grandeur.
Hebecker in conjunction with coal, down to the last stage of an affluent region's bazaar of requital, California's Friendly Favors.