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compunction
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Maggie felt a deep movement of compunction; for the moment, her mind ceased to contend against what she felt to be cruel and unreasonable, and in her self-blame she justified her brother.
  • Maggie burst out, cut to the heart with pity and compunction, and throwing her arms round her mother’s neck; "I was always naughty and troublesome to you.

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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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