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remorse
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The Idiot
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  • I did not feel much remorse either then or afterwards; but I would not repeat the performance—believe it or not as you please.
  • He had no sooner sat down than his heart was torn by sharp remorse.
  • Six attempts to calm his remorse, and the pricking of his conscience, would amply suffice, for these attempts could scarcely have been happy ones.
  • The doctor’s remorse at last seemed to need a vent, I could see.
  • These easily-ignited natures, if they are wise, are always full of remorse afterwards, when they reflect that they have been ten times as angry as they need have been.
  • There were some even more dreadful criminals than this one we have been speaking of—men who have murdered a dozen of their fellow-creatures, and feel no remorse whatever.
  • But what I especially noticed was this, that the very most hopeless and remorseless murderer—however hardened a criminal he may be—still KNOWS THAT HE IS A CRIMINAL; that is, he is conscious that he has acted wickedly, though he may feel no remorse whatever.
  • She was remorseful now, and bent forward to touch his shoulder, though still trying not to look him in the face, as if the more persuasively to beg him not to be angry with her.
  • Remorse then seized him; he threw up his post, and buried himself in self-torment and reproach.
  • It is manifest that, pricked by remorse—for my client is religious, in his way, and has a conscience, as I shall prove later—and desiring to extenuate his sin as far as possible, he has tried six times at least to substitute lay nourishment for clerical.
  • In the face before him there was such dreadful remorse and horror that he thought she must be a criminal, that she must have just committed some awful crime.
  • But what I especially noticed was this, that the very most hopeless and remorseless murderer—however hardened a criminal he may be—still KNOWS THAT HE IS A CRIMINAL; that is, he is conscious that he has acted wickedly, though he may feel no remorse whatever.
  • He admitted that he was to blame for all, but candidly confessed that he could not bring himself to feel any remorse for his original guilt towards herself, because he was a man of sensual passions which were inborn and ineradicable, and that he had no power over himself in this respect; but that he wished, seriously, to marry at last, and that the whole fate of the most desirable social union which he contemplated, was in her hands; in a word, he confided his all to her generosity of…
  • There’s nothing so favourable for repentance as to think of the past with feelings of remorse!"
  • A wretched vase smashed, and a man half dead with remorse about it," said Lizabetha Prokofievna, loudly.

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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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