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Definitionguilt for a misdeed; or a feeling that it would be wrong to do something
- Mr. Linton stood looking at her in sudden compunction and fear.Chapter 11 (92% in)
- Not so my companion: she ran back in terror, knelt down, and cried, and soothed, and entreated, till he grew quiet from lack of breath: by no means from compunction at distressing her.Chapter 23 (60% in)
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