No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal
; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
Although the valiant Typees would often by gesticulations declare their undying hatred against their enemies, and the disgust they felt at their cannibal propensities; although they dilated upon the manifold injuries they had received at their hands, yet with a forbearance truly commendable, they appeared to sit down under their grievances, and to refrain from making any reprisals
. The Happars, entrenched behind their mountains, and never even showing themselves on their summits, did not appear to me to furnish adequate cause for that excess of animosity evinced towards them by the heroic tenants of our vale, and I was inclined to believe that the deeds of blood attributed to them had been greatly exaggerated.
You have a terrible example before you, gentlemen: no reprisals
, I forbid them."
I threatened the Sagoth leader with all sorts of dire reprisals
; but when he heard me speak the hybrid language that is the medium of communication between his kind and the human race of the inner world he only grinned, as much as to say, "I thought so!"
were bitter, and many plutocrats and army officers were murdered.
A noble could kill a noble without ex- pense, as far as the law was concerned, but reprisals
in kind were to be expected.
By way of reprisals
upon the chevalier for the trick thus played him, du Bousquier, who had just created the journal called the "Courrier de l'Orne," caused the following notice to be inserted in it:--
Assuming that states agreed to a careful delineated multilateral framework for engaging in limited reprisals
undertaken only for proper motivations and under proper supervision, the relative good achieved by the reprisal
would certainly be a relevant consideration.
The 1949 Geneva Convention did not reject reprisal
actions against civilians in enemy territory and the rule in Protocol I is an innovation.
"The Journey of Odysseus" (presented by Follow Your Fates) is a reprisal
of the ancient Homeric Odyssey as a choose-your-own -adventure role playing game in which the reader is faced with the same choices Odysseus faced.
Kirk asks for 'thoughtful' Brazilian reprisal
Constitution, which grants Congress the power both to "define and punish piracies and felonies" as well as to "grant letters of marque and reprisal