to take vengeance or exact satisfaction for:
to avenge a grave insult.
to take vengeance on behalf of:
He avenged his brother.
Like The avengers, the Man of Steel sequel has a lot going on.
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I spent a year with Branagh on Ivanov and Wallander and Thor, and then Joss wrote me a fantastic part in avengers.
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Crystal is a onetime member of the avengers, and in various storylines is also married to Quicksilver.
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Is the long-awaited superhero ensemble The avengers a perfect start to the summer movie season or a disappointing one?
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On it are strung covenants; from it dangle the names of covenant-breakers, and close to these latter hang the names of avengers.
Belford’s Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888 Various
Within a hand’s cast of the avengers of blood humped the black boulder.
Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
Suppose that B, H, and O walk past the place of ambush of the avengers.
Ifugao Law R. F. Burton
Are our visitors then messengers of morality, avengers of righteousness, agents of Providence?
Victory Joseph Conrad
Judgment slumbered no longer,—though wise men after the flesh were not chosen as its messengers and avengers.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865 Various
(usually transitive) to inflict a punishment in retaliation for (harm, injury, etc) done to (a person or persons); take revenge for or on behalf of: to avenge a crime, to avenge a murdered friend
late 14c., from Anglo-French avenger, Old French avengier, from a- “to” (see ad-) + vengier “take revenge” (Modern French venger), from Latin vindicare “to claim, avenge, punish” (see vindicate). Related: Avenged; avenging.
any of various plants of the genus Geum, of the rose family, having yellow, white, or red flowers. Historical Examples There were buttercups, avens, and white nettles in flower on December 31st. Nature Near London Richard Jefferies Commend me to the prayers of the nuns of the avens Sainte Vierge. Marguerite de Valois Alexandre Dumas […]
Also called camail. a mail tippet suspended from the lower edges of a 14th-century basinet as a protection for the neck, throat, and shoulders. ventail.
one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built. of or relating to the Aventine. Contemporary Examples The latest casualty: Illinois-based Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, which filed for Chapter 11 last week. Wesley Clark’s Folly Robert Bryce April 14, 2009 Historical Examples The man in the little hut on the Aventine had shown […]
an opaque, brown glass containing fine, gold-colored particles. any of several varieties of minerals, especially quartz or feldspar, spangled with bright particles of mica, hematite, or other minerals. noun a dark-coloured glass, usually green or brown, spangled with fine particles of gold, copper, or some other metal Also called sunstone. a light-coloured translucent variety of […]