This is a tempting tactic, for it holds out the promise of vengeful satisfaction.
But the more seriously the sovereignty of Whitehall is challenged, the more vengeful the state becomes.
Is it wrong that I find myself wanting to kill a monkey out of vengeful jealousy?
The spectre of Thomas's brutal occupation is always there to hint that he could use his skills for vengeful justice.
It is well known that vengeful ex-cons have hunted down the cops who busted them.
It seemed personal, even vengeful , the way these things rushed up at you.
But the two must avoid the vengeful pimp Guido and keep their customers happy.
As a species, we're too territorial, short-tempered and vengeful for traffic to flow.
The threat of this they are likely to have weighed up against the long term implications of a fractured and vengeful middle east.
It's been around forever, and, frankly, the same complaint could apply to virtually all vengeful ghost stories.