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  • He thought of this after he got into the street; but he might have spared his compunction, for Catherine had not noticed the lapse.

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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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