Meaning of unavenged in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnəˈvɛndʒd/


  • (of a person, injury, or wrong) not avenged.

    ‘these murders should not be allowed to go unavenged’
    • ‘The Crown Forces decided these murders would not be allowed to go unavenged.’
    • ‘For some, Tuesday's attack marks a single reprisal for more than a decade of attacks that have gone unavenged.’
    • ‘No good turn will be forgotten, Joe, and no transgression unavenged.’
    • ‘The wrong done him by David in granting one-half his possessions to Ziba, the slave of Mephibosheth, did not go unavenged.’
    • ‘The poem ends, appropriately enough, at the tomb of Gunnar, the epic hero of Njal's Saga, whose death at the hands of enemies remains unavenged.’
    • ‘In this symbolic reversal of southern style, injustice, privilege and power are no buffer against an unavenged, incomprehensible death.’
    • ‘She prays to the gods and recounts her deeds to them alleging that she dies unavenged as she shoves the sword in her body.’
    • ‘I'll not go unavenged, nor will you rejoice for long.’
    • ‘This day we shall not all perish unavenged.’
    • ‘His story completed, the chilled and weakened Victor Frankenstein died there on the ice-bound ship, unavenged.’
    • ‘He then expelled Thyestes from Argos and the man lived the rest of his days in exile, unavenged.’
    • ‘Why should US Marines die to avenge them, when soldiers who were killed in similiar ways were left unavenged?’
    • ‘I would rather remain with my unavenged suffering and unsatisfied indignation, even if I were wrong.’
    • ‘They may try some quieting process, but we feel confident, knowing this people as we do, that our fall would not go unavenged.’
    • ‘An unavenged murder could in extreme cases cause barrenness and crop failure, as in Sophocles ' Oedipus the King.’
    • ‘Third platoon was the last to leave and John knew that it was killing the Lieutenant to leave so many of her comrades' deaths unavenged.’
    • ‘Each adventure in which they are involved requires, in the ongoing revision that Sidney undertakes in the New Arcadia, further stories of unrequited love and unavenged death.’
    • ‘The innocent blood crimsoning the hall of the priests did not remain unavenged.’
    • ‘It is hard to escape the feeling that Harding should not go unavenged, that his life should be given some meaning by making sure it never happens again.’