- retribution: see tribe
- retribution (n.)
- late 14c., "repayment," from Old French retribution and directly from Latin retributionem (nominative retributio) "recompense, repayment," noun of action from past participle stem of retribuere "hand back, repay," from re- "back" (see re-) + tribuere "to assign, allot" (see tribute). Originally "that which is given in return for past good or evil;" restricted modern use of "evil given for evil done" (1560s) is from day of retribution (1520s), in Christian theology the time of divine reward or punishment.
- 1. People are seeking retribution for the latest terrorist outrages.
- 2. Do evil actions bring retribution after death?
- 恶行在人死后会有报应 吗 ?
- 3. Evil actions will bring retribution.
- 4. This gave them the freedom to make trouble all over the shop without fear of retribution.
- 5. Forgive, and leave his further retribution to the Power that claims it!
- 你放宽容些, 把对他来世的报应交给有极处理此事的神灵吧!
来自英汉文学 - 红字
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