Bill planned to avenge his brother's death by burning the murderer's house down.
The tree that was chopped down in Judge Desmond's front yard looked like an act of vengeance, as if someone were trying to avenge himself because of the decisions that, as the chief magistrate, he made in court in which he chided the accused for attempting to revenge himself against his neighbor.
Henry attacked his sister's husband to get vengeance for her murder.2. With great force or effort: The winter storm struck with a vengeance, destroying many trees and homes.
Sharon set to work with a vengeance and finished her assignment in three hours instead of the usual eight hours.3. Etymology: from Anglo-French vengeaunce, Old French vengeance, "revenge"; from vengier, "to take revenge"; from Latin vindicare, "to set free, to claim, to avenge".