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compunction
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The House of Mirth
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  • "It was horrid of me to say that of Gerty," she said with charming compunction.
  • Gerty paused with sudden compunction.
  • She must find some way out of the slough into which she had stumbled: it was not so much compunction as the dread of her morning thoughts that pressed on her the need of action.

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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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