retribution


retribution
noun
ADJECTIVE
just
terrible
violent
legal, political

Political retribution will fall swiftly on any president who fails in that task.

swift

Retribution will be swift if you cross me.

divine
VERB + RETRIBUTION
demand, seek
exact
bring
fear
RETRIBUTION + VERB
come, follow

Violent retribution soon followed.

PREPOSITION
in retribution

His armies invaded their lands in retribution.

retribution against

retribution against wrongdoers

retribution for

He saw his suffering as retribution for the sins of his past life.

retribution from

The celebrity couple clearly feared retribution from their fans.

retribution on

She saw the sentence as just retribution on the man who had assaulted her.

PHRASES
an act of retribution
fear of retribution

The victim did not report the incident for fear of retribution.


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