Soon parting from Gabriel, the lonely and reserved man returned to his house to breakfast—feeling twinges of shame and regret at having so far exposed his mood by those fevered questions to a stranger.
There are no more uses of "twinge" in the book.
Show samples from other sources
It’s been so long since I’ve hugged her, a twinge of guilt rises up inside me.
Colleen Hoover -- Slammed
She has twelve, and I feel a momentary twinge of jealousy.