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  • But they were generally accompanied by a sense of compunction and self-abasement of which Newland Archer felt no trace.
  • Mother and daughter adored each other and revered their son and brother; and Archer loved them with a tenderness made compunctious and uncritical by the sense of their exaggerated admiration, and by his secret satisfaction in it.
  • Now he was smitten with compunction, yet irritated that so trifling an omission should be stored up against him after nearly two years of marriage.

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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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