retribution


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a justly deserved penalty

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the act of correcting for your wrongdoing

the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life

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Europe adjusts itself to a fait accompli, and so does an individual character--until the placid adjustment is disturbed by a convulsive retribution.
It would be a stern and awful retribution, Phaidor; but a just one.
And such retribution as that unconquered army would deal out to the hateful Okarians
Thus we combine business with retribution, and all things are lovely.
She realized the stern retribution which justice metes to the murderer.
What evil can there be in it if unfortunate people, our serfs, people like ourselves, were growing up and dying with no idea of God and truth beyond ceremonies and meaningless prayers and are now instructed in a comforting belief in future life, retribution, recompense, and consolation?
The act in itself was a direct violation of orders and, in the eyes of the other members of the crew, the effect, which came with startling suddenness, took the form of a swift and terrible retribution.
After believing, honestly believing, that love was one of the lost illusions of my life--after feeling, honestly feeling, that I would as soon look at the devil as look at a woman--there was the state of mind to which retribution had reduced me; using for his instrument Miss Emily Brown.
If I commit faults in my life to come--if I am even guilty of crimes-- she will bring the retribution, without (as I firmly believe) any conscious exercise of her own will.
A just retribution, however, quickly fell upon the Eagle.
improduence of turning about to face Retribution when it is talking
What we call retribution is the universal necessity by which the whole appears wherever a part appears.
For this is your truth: ye are TOO PURE for the filth of the words: vengeance, punishment, recompense, retribution.
Nothing but the evidence of his own senses could satisfy that gloomy thirst for retribution which had been gathering upon him for so many years.
Yes, a dangerous matter -- so dangerous that even the most saintly dared only whisper their religious opinions with bated breath, lest something which fell from their lips might be misconstrued, and bring down a swift retribution upon them.