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compunction
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Middlemarch
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  • Will had bruised her pride too sorely for her to feel any compunction towards him and Dorothea: her own injury seemed much the greater.
  • Alarm at the possible effect on himself of her husband’s strongly manifested anger, would have checked any expression of her own resentment, even if she had been quite free from doubt and compunction under the consciousness that there might be some justice in his last insinuation.

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  • While most developed nations recognize the embargo, China ignores it without compunction.
  • Stop up the access and passage to remorse,
    That no compunctious visitings of nature
    Shake my fell purpose
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth

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