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Definition of "retaliative" []

  • Retaliatory (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "retaliative" in a sentence
  • "That which renders the punishment of death peculiarly appropriate, in our estimation, in the crime of murder, is not by any means its retaliative character; the sentiment, that "blood must have blood," is one which we have no desire to foster; and if some less grievous penalty would have the same effect in deterring from the crime, we should, of course, willingly adopt it."
  • "Christian doctrine, it is perhaps necessary that I should elucidate this retaliative doctrine by an example: -- Two men quarrel, and fight; they draw their kumäyas (curved daggers about 12 inches long), which all the people of Haha wear, as well as all the clans or kabyles of Shelluhs; and if one happens to give his antagonist a"
  • "These would seem to take it for granted that we shall fall short of victory, and hence that selfish retaliative or vindictive practices between nations, sanctioned by imperialism, will continue to flourish after the war."
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