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Below you will find the definition of vendetta, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other
EXAMPLES - Vendetta in a Sentence
- To suggest that I have a "vendetta" against Pindar is ludicrous. (source)
- Jailed for illegal claims, pet food peddler alleges FDA 'vendetta'. (source)
- His lawyers have accused the Swedish authorities of waging a "vendetta" against him. (source)
- No -- they said that Franken's proposal was a "vendetta" against Halliburton/KBR with (source)
- He also said he felt the jury had a "vendetta" not to give Coleman the maximum sentences. (source)
- She said the "vendetta" had continued even when negotiations for a political settlement started. (source)
- Coetzee blamed former police commissioner Gen Johan Coetzee for leading a "vendetta" against him. (source)
- O'Sullivan had some kind of vendetta against him and wanted him removed from his post, Selebi charged. (source)
- What, no mention of our "vendetta" charge into Iraq for the mysterious no-show weapons of mass destruction? (source)
- One statement calls the allegations a "make believe" story that is part of a "vendetta" against the Ethiopian people. (source)
- Scrushy, former CEO of HealthSouth, Inc., has said he was the innocent victim of a political "vendetta" against Siegelman. (source)
- The vendetta is still the custom in Sardinia, and a person is respected if he takes blood revenge on the killer of a kinsman. (source)
- With the right access, a cheap thumb drive and a vendetta are the only ingredients an insider needs to obtain and leak secrets. (source)
- Rep. Marti Crow, a Leavenworth Democrat and an attorney who supports abortion rights, saw the effort as a "vendetta" against Beier. (source)
- Conservative claims that Judge Sotomayor disregarded the law out of some kind of vendetta against the Second Amendment are baseless. (source)
- For starters, that kind of vendetta is no lesson anyone privileged with the job of teaching young people should want to be carrying on. (source)
- Look Zuma, I don;t know what kind of vendetta you have against the mayor, but this million trees program is not just happening in CD 14. (source)
- The mayor of that fair city in the sun says Barack Obama is no friend to Las Vegas and must have some kind of "vendetta" against the place. (source)
- Such concerns had been dismissed as "voodoo science" by Pachauri, who has also complained that newspapers have run a "vendetta" against him. (source)
- And I was a hair's breadth away from voting for the Greens last week so to suggest I have a 'vendetta' against them as a party is a bit silly. (source)
- The inquiry would look into a "vendetta" against Schreiber and the former prime minister, the German-Canadian businessman told the Oliphant inquiry. (source)
- Though the vendetta is a natural outgrowth of Italian soil, yet masses of men are seldom, like individuals, animated solely by the spirit of revenge. (source)
- She denied a prosecutor's portrayal of her as an obsessed cop who had a "vendetta" against Lee and the traffic bureau supervisor who had promoted him. (source)
- The vendetta was the chief law of Corsican society up to comparatively recent times; and its effects are still visible in the life of the stern islanders. (source)
- Nor was the thought extraneous to his calculations that in forwarding Atlee's suit to Maude he was exacting the heaviest 'vendetta' for her refusal of himself. (source)
- He has long denounced the proceedings as little more than a "vendetta" waged by opposition parties and judges beholden to them -- not without some justification. (source)
- However those parties involved in the "vendetta" should reflect on what might have happened if Shell House had been invaded by IFP marchers and ANC leaders killed. (source)
- Fusilier Martin Williams described shooting the insurgents as a "vendetta" against those who killed his friend Robert Hunt, who was the 200th soldier to die in Afghanistan. (source)
- According to the Committee report, which the Senate adopted, "This kind of vendetta for whatever reason is unacceptable in a service that requires fair and equitable treatment". (source)
- There are reports right now that we have had some kind of vendetta against Mr. Simpson for what he did 13 years ago, and that in no way had anything to do with this case, whatsoever. (source)
- UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There ` s reports right now that we ` ve had some kind of vendetta against Mr. Simpson for what he did 13 years ago, and that in no way had anything to do with this case whatsoever. (source)
- Leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance Helen Zille called government's action a "vendetta" while AIDS activists - with whom she had a good relationship unlike her superior - claim she is being victimised. (source)
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- Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, a Democrat-turned-Independent, denounced Obama's "vendetta" against the city, and declared the president "has a real psychological hangup about the entertainment capital of the world." (source)
- In the latest incident, Dunn was beaten unconscious Sunday on his farm at Beatrice, just south of Harare, by men his widow claims were sent by a senior war veteran in the area who had a "vendetta" against her husband. (source)
- Karlheinz Schreiber admitted a letter he wrote to Brian Mulroney contained some mistruths because he needed his help with Stephen Harper initiate a public inquiry into a "vendetta" against himself and the former prime minister. (source)
- Karlheinz Schreiber admitted a letter he wrote to Brian Mulroney contained some mistruths because he needed his help with Stephen Harper to initiate a public inquiry into a 'vendetta' against himself and the former prime minister. (source)
- Disillusioned: authors Professor Edzard Ernst, top, and Simon Singh, above, say complementary treatments can be a waste of money and dangerous to some users 'health Prince of Wales charity may face investigation over' vendetta 'claims (source)
- Throughout the 12-week perjury trial Sheridan maintained his innocence, claiming he was the victim of a "vendetta" by the police and a "conspiracy" involving the News of the World and colleagues within the Scottish Socialist Party SSP. (source)
- Livemint BJP Yuva Morcha to observe Black Day in UP for Varun Even as BJP described invoking of NSA against Varun Gandhi as 'worst kind of vendetta politics at work,' its Yuva Morcha announced to observe ` black day 'on Monday all over the state. (source)
- The increase in competition between country's media has produced a development called "vendetta," which resulted in highlighting the incapacitation of some regimes versus others which became public fare among Arab audiences in a manner they have not witnessed before. (source)
- The tendency to take summary vengeance, called vendetta, still exists in the villages; where the people having no social amusements, nothing to read, nor any other resource than cards during the winter nights, are apt to quarrel over trifles; which, fanned by their local petty jealousies, assisted often by the generous nature of their wine, ripen into deadly feuds. (source)
- KATHY MANLEY: That's something that at first, when we were working on Yassin's case, we thought he was the only one that was innocent and convicted unfairly, and then we started looking into other cases, and we realized that there's a lot of other people in his situation who are either completely innocent or way overcharged, where there was some kind of vendetta against them, mostly Muslim men. (source)
- I find it curious that while millions have lost their jobs, others are struggling to meet their monthly household budgets, and countless many others can no longer to afford insurance premiums - during a time frame in which our country is fighting two wars - that Palin's most pressing concern is to discuss the ethics violations "vendetta" against her in what has become a daily complaint aired nationally. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "vendetta" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 20 synonyms for vendetta.
argument, bad blood, bickering, conflict, disagreement, discord, dispute, dissension, falling out, family feud, fight, fracas, grudge, hostility, quarrel, revenge, rivalry, row, squabble, strife
We have 5 antonyms for vendetta.
agreement, calm, forgiveness, harmony, peace
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of vendetta from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A feud between two families or clans that arises out of a slaying and is perpetuated by retaliatory acts of revenge; a blood feud.
- (noun) A bitter, destructive feud.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A bitter, destructive feud, normally between two families, clans, or factions, in which each injury or slaying is revenged: a blood feud.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A blood feud; private revenge for the murder of a kinsman.
- (noun) Any feud or contention that is bitter and prolonged; however, the deep enmity may be held by only one party to the dispute.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A condition of private war in which the nearest of kin execute vengeance on the slayer of a relative; a blood-feud
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other