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Anna Karenina
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  • Now his whole soul was full of remorse that he had begun this conversation with Stepan Arkadyevitch.
  • Whether she felt remorse at having won Levin’s love, or at having refused him, she did not know.
  • "He’s to be pitied, he’s weighed down by remorse…."
  • Is he capable of remorse?
  • Of my fault and my remorse I cannot speak, because….
  • Besides, the sister-in-law with her low-necked bodice aroused in him a feeling akin to shame and remorse for some utterly base action.
  • And the consciousness of this unnaturalness, and the remorse he felt at it, made him even more unnatural.
  • He forgave his wife and pitied her for her sufferings and her remorse.
  • And now behold—anticipation and uncertainty and remorse at the abandonment of the old life—all was ending, and the new was beginning.
  • Levin smiled at his own thoughts, and shook his head disapprovingly at those thoughts; a feeling akin to remorse fretted him.
  • Levin immediately felt the reproach in the eyes fixed on him, and felt remorse at his own happiness.
  • He was tortured too by the thought of the letter he had written her; and most of all, his forgiveness, which nobody wanted, and his care of the other man’s child made his heart burn with shame and remorse.
  • The memory of how he had received her confession of infidelity on their way home from the races (especially that he had insisted only on the observance of external decorum, and had not sent a challenge) tortured him like a remorse.
  • And pity for her, and remorse for having desired her death, and most of all, the joy of forgiveness, made him at once conscious, not simply of the relief of his own sufferings, but of a spiritual peace he had never experienced before.
  • To die! and he will feel remorse; will be sorry; will love me; he will suffer on my account.
  • He could only think of her as triumphant, successful in her menace of a wholly useless remorse never to be effaced.
  • …coachman, falling into angry discussions, expressing my opinions tactlessly; there will be still the same wall between the holy of holies of my soul and other people, even my wife; I shall still go on scolding her for my own terror, and being remorseful for it; I shall still be as unable to understand with my reason why I pray, and I shall still go on praying; but my life now, my whole life apart from anything that can happen to me, every minute of it is no more meaningless, as it was…

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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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