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action taken in return for an injury or offense

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In retaliation, the survivors meted out to Donnelly the death he had earned by his treason.
And now, to be defied and spurned, to be held up to her in the worst and most repulsive colours, to know that she was taught to hate and despise him: to feel that there was infection in his touch, and taint in his companionship--to know all this, and to know that the mover of it all was that same boyish poor relation who had twitted him in their very first interview, and openly bearded and braved him since, wrought his quiet and stealthy malignity to such a pitch, that there was scarcely anything he would not have hazarded to gratify it, if he could have seen his way to some immediate retaliation.
Anxious to make myself disagreeable by way of retaliation I observed in accents of interested civility that the dear girls must have been wondering at the sudden disappearance of their mother's young friend.
Your uncle and myself were enemies in early life, and if I had sought retaliation, I might have found it here.
If you had never yielded to this fatal mania, Pancks,' said Clennam, more in commiseration than retaliation, 'it would have been how much better for you, and how much better for me
However well deserved this piece of retaliation might have been, it was as vindictive a one as could well have been resorted to.
And here, when he had been thinking of all kinds of graceful and insinuating approaches, and meditating on the fearful retaliation which was slowly working against Sophy Wackles--here were Nell, the old man, and all the money gone, melted away, decamped he knew not whither, as if with a fore-knowledge of the scheme and a resolution to defeat it in the very outset, before a step was taken.
The class, which has yet to be certified, is anticipated to grow to up to 500 officers seeking as much as $100 million in a jury trial, as well as an injunction to prevent retaliations against whistle-blowers in the future.
Gage said he did not have specific evidence or documents linking Parks to the alleged retaliations, but that it was the chief's disciplinary policies that contributed to the ``pattern and practice'' of retributions contributing to a climate of fear and silence in which scandals like Rampart flourish.
The retaliations the plaintiffs claim occurred had the added effect of so frightening other officers that they soon learned to ``keep their mouth shut,'' making them less likely to report corruption, notably in the Rampart Division, where several officers are suspected of framing and physically harming suspects.
When we get the suspects in custody, word spreads real fast and that helps quell the fire that fuels retaliations,'' said Deputy Chief Michael J.
We have certain gangs we're targeting in these two instances and we are also concerned about retaliation,'' said Detective Mike Coffey.
The trend nowadays is that gang crime is motivated not as much by territory as by retaliation for something,'' said Foothill Division homicide Detective Frank Bishop.