divine retribution


: punishment by God

Examples of divine retribution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By invoking concepts like karma or divine retribution, individuals employing this language absolve themselves of responsibility while casting judgment upon the other party. Mark Travers, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Far from being mere tales of divine retribution, these narratives challenge our understanding of social cohesion, trust, and even ethical governance. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2023 When Montessori arrives, management of the asylum is being shifted away from nuns and priests, who see mental illness as divine retribution, and over to scientists and doctors. Rivka Galchen, Harper's Magazine, 7 Jan. 2022 Crabtree tells the story of a tornado in Waco, Texas, that ravaged the white side of town—a disaster that Black families explained as divine retribution for how whites terrorized Blacks. Eric Herschthal, The New Republic, 23 Mar. 2023

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“Divine retribution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divine%20retribution. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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