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Felton retired from the service with the rank of lieutenant, disgusted and vindictive at having juniors promoted over his head.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
Yes, it is vindictive, I know; one does not grow tender towards the enemy at the grave of Ellen Jervis.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
What other passion than frenzied pride can render men so ferocious, so vindictive, so devoid of toleration and gentleness?
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
And I wont have to kill an uncle to do it, either, he added, with a vindictive glance at OLeary as he left the room.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
To master with more certainty her understanding, they would render her austere, intolerant, and vindictive.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
In this case I shall say that this God is not good; that he is vindictive, a character which always announces fear and weakness.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
Caroline is vindictive, she makes herself generally disagreeable.
THE PETTY TROUBLES OF MARRIED LIFE, COMPLETEHONORE DE BALZAC
The last-named creature is a vindictive, crafty beast that is feared by old African hunters more than they fear any other animal.
IN AFRICAJOHN T. MCCUTCHEON
Utter vindictive anger filled the old man's soul as he read.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
And he rode silently away, after giving Hale a vindictive look that told him plainer than words that more was yet to come.
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINEJOHN FOX, JR.
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WORDS RELATED TO VINDICTIVE

  • correctional
  • disciplinary
  • in reprisal
  • in retaliation
  • penal
  • retaliative
  • retaliatory
  • revengeful
  • vindictive
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