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Definitionguilt for a misdeed; or a feeling that it would be wrong to do something
- I had little doubt then, and I have less doubt now, that he would have knocked me down without the least compunction, if I had hesitated.Chapters 4-6 (6% in)
- So much compunction for having ever wronged him, even by a shapeless thought, did I feel within me, that the confession of having done so was rising to my lips.Chapters 28-30 (76% in)
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