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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To repay evil with a similar evil.

Usage examples (32)
  • A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it. We are too ready to retaliate, rather than forgive or gain by love and...
  • If you look into how baseball works, it looked like ... maybe he thought the way to retaliate is to throw and protect his guys.
  • What if someone decides to "retaliate" against the person you presumably think is me?
  • Now we're into a subtlety of the baseball code: Did Morgan "retaliate" by stealing the bases? for more
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