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Retribution Definition

  • a justly deserved penalty
  • the act of correcting for your wrongdoing
  • the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done)

Sentence Examples

A retributive shot.

[From The Lost Mountain: A Tale of Sonora by Reid, Mayne]

I want retribution.

[From The Pursuit by Savile, Frank (Frank Mackenzie)]

Speedy Retribution.

[From Gaspar the Gaucho: A Story of the Gran Chaco by Reid, Mayne]

Retributive Justice!

[From The Law and the Lady by Collins, Wilkie]

Retribution came swiftly.

Retribution was demanded.

[From Historic Tales: The Romance of Reality. Vol. 04 (of 15), English by Morris, Charles]

I believe in retribution.

[From Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories by Arthur, T. S. (Timothy Shay)]

Retribution speedily follows.

[From The Professional Aunt by Wemyss, Mary C. E.]

Such deeds bring retribution.

[From The Storm Centre: A Novel by Murfree, Mary Noailles]

"It was righteous retribution."

[From Maid of the Mist by Oxenham, John]

She has earned that retribution.

[From Madcap by Gibbs, George]

Retribution is not to be escaped.

[From The Three Additions to Daniel, a Study by Daubney, William Heaford]

Retributive justice is satisfied.

[From Ireland as It Is, and as It Would Be Under Home Rule by Buckley, Robert John]

Retribution was part of his creed.

[From The Spoilers by Underwood, Clarence F.]

An awful retribution fell upon him.

[From The Man-at-Arms; or, Henry De Cerons. Volumes I and II by James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford)]

It's a curious case of retribution.

[From Out of the Ashes by Grant, Ethel Watts Mumford]

It was a perfectly fair retribution.

[From The Story of Leather by Bassett, Sara Ware]

Suffering is retributive and purifying.

[From Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. II, No. X., March 1851 by Various]

"May God bring you retribution for this!"

It is so very like a case of retribution.

[From Johnny Ludlow, First Series by Wood, Henry, Mrs.]

It seemed like the retribution of heaven.

[From The Lion and The Mouse: A Story Of American Life by Hornblow, Arthur]

Men call the circumstance the retribution.

Small offences met with severe retribution.

this is a terrible retribution for my sins!

Even childish errors win their retribution.

[From Daisy Burns (Volume 1) by Kavanagh, Julia]

He felt that retribution had overtaken him.

[From Toilers of Babylon: A Novel by Farjeon, B. L. (Benjamin Leopold)]

This was the retribution and the vengeance.

[From Indiscreet Letters From Peking Being the Notes of an Eye-Witness, Which Set Forth in Some Detail, from Day to Day, the Real Story of the Siege and Sack of a Distressed Capital in 1900�The Year of Great Tribulation by Putnam Weale, B. L. (Bertram Lenox)]

What a retribution for his high mightiness!

[From The Trial; Or, More Links of the Daisy Chain by Yonge, Charlotte M. (Charlotte Mary)]

Retribution for all this folly came in time.

Last comes the final scene: The retribution.

[From Expositions of Holy Scripture Second Kings Chapters VIII to End and Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Esther, Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes by Maclaren, Alexander]

The retribution came on slowly but terribly.

[From The Wits and Beaux of Society. Volume 2 by Thomson, A. T., Mrs.]

There is a hint of retributive justice here.

[From A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed. by Bartlett, W. C. (William Chauncey)]