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remorse
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Jane Eyre
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  • Dread remorse when you are tempted to err, Miss Eyre; remorse is the poison of life.
  • Dread remorse when you are tempted to err, Miss Eyre; remorse is the poison of life.
  • I only remind you of your own words, sir: you said error brought remorse, and you pronounced remorse the poison of existence.
  • I only remind you of your own words, sir: you said error brought remorse, and you pronounced remorse the poison of existence.
  • A child cannot quarrel with its elders, as I had done; cannot give its furious feelings uncontrolled play, as I had given mine, without experiencing afterwards the pang of remorse and the chill of reaction.
  • I ought probably to have done or said nothing; but I was so tortured by a sense of remorse at thus hurting his feelings, I could not control the wish to drop balm where I had wounded.
  • I know how soon youth would fade and bloom perish, if, in the cup of bliss offered, but one dreg of shame, or one flavour of remorse were detected; and I do not want sacrifice, sorrow, dissolution — such is not my taste.
  • There was such deep remorse in his eye, such true pity in his tone, such manly energy in his manner; and besides, there was such unchanged love in his whole look and mien — I forgave him all: yet not in words, not outwardly; only at my heart’s core.
  • I appealed to one who, in the discharge of what he believed his duty, knew neither mercy nor remorse.
  • I began to experience remorse, repentance; the wish for reconcilement to my Maker.
  • Whether is it better, I ask, to be a slave in a fool’s paradise at Marseilles — fevered with delusive bliss one hour — suffocating with the bitterest tears of remorse and shame the next — or to be a village-schoolmistress, free and honest, in a breezy mountain nook in the healthy heart of England?

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  • There was no sign of remorse until the police caught her.
  • I expressed my remorse at having let them down.

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