01. When I pushed my sister into the lake, she [retaliated] by pulling me in after her.
02. The Israeli army has [retaliated] against the Palestinians for a suicide attack on a crowded supermarket.
03. Maureen was fired for stealing from the store, and she [retaliated] by breaking a window on her way out the door.
04. The American government has announced it will [retaliate] with great force against the rebels for any attacks on its embassy.
05. Police have said they believe the murder of the leader of the motorcycle gang is in [retaliation] for the death of two members of a rival gang last month.
06. The government is expected to take [retaliatory] measures in response to the arrest of an embassy staff member on charges of spying.
07. When he heard his girlfriend had kissed another guy at a party, he [retaliated] by asking another girl on a date.
08. If either country [retaliates] with nuclear weapons, it could be the beginning of the end.
09. Instead of [retaliating] when the kids at school tease you, it is better to simply ignore them.
10. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and [retaliation]. The foundation of such a method is love.
11. President George W. Bush promised that his government would [retaliate] for the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
12. One of the hockey players got a penalty for punching another player, who then also got a penalty for [retaliating].
13. When the Americans placed a tariff on Russian steel coming into the U.S., the Russians [retaliated] by placing an embargo on American chicken imports.
14. In [retaliation] for the September 11th terrorist attacks, U.S. and British forces launched a bombing campaign against the Taliban government and al-Qaeda terrorist camps in Afghanistan.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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