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Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
All things that are of the earth, shall return to the earth again, and all waters shall return to the sea.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
They feel that the system has few advantages to offer in return for the cost it entails upon them.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
It being offensive to the French, they took none of it with them on their return.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
After the battle of the Pyramids he fell sick, and before the Syrian expedition, applied to return to France.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
He decided not to return home directly; he wanted to go somewhere, but did not care to stay in Chicago.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
All things that are of the earth, shall return into the earth: so the ungodly shall from malediction to destruction.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The spread of the holy gospel and uninterrupted preaching went on until the return of the ambassador.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Mr. Orgreave, having taken Clayhanger to the front door, did not return immediately into the breakfast-room.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
I desired the captain would please to accept this ring in return of his civilities, which he absolutely refused.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
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WORDS RELATED TO RETURN THE COMPLIMENT

  • avenge
  • even the score
  • get back at
  • get revenge
  • make reprisal
  • pay back
  • reciprocate
  • requite
  • retaliate
  • return
  • return the compliment
  • revenge
  • settle the score
  • square accounts
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