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Definition feeling or appraisal of having personally behaved in a morally right or wrong manner
  • I have a guilty conscience and want to make it right.
conscience = moral appraisal of personal behavior
  • I will vote as my conscience demands.
  • conscience = feeling or what is morally right
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. was the conscience of his generation.
  • conscience = feeling that makes one want to behave morally
  • On my left shoulder, the devil is tempting me, but on my right shoulder, an angel is appealing to my conscience.
  • conscience = sense of what is morally right and wrong
  • Please take note our conscience is dear.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • But apparently that action preyed on King's conscience.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Then, as death approached, it must have worked on Ghosh's conscience to be the keeper of this letter.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I have a clear conscience about my role in the war.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • My conscience is at rest.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Your conscience will never let you rest.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Let him discourse; it will ease his conscience, I am satisfied with having defeated him in his own castle.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • But if my conscience tells me that I am right, is not that enough?
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Everything in order, everything clean, everything calm, and that solid peace of a conscience without memory.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Was it a vow of repentance that had just escaped from this man's conscience ... .
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It is so wretched, forced to beg my living, And a bad conscience sharper misery giving!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • If not for Murtagh's conscience, you would both be trapped in Galbatorix's service even now.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Every man must answer these questions, according to his conscience and understanding.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • I am the forest's conscience, but remember the forest eats itself and lives forever.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Grabeau, my conscience, my very good friend.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • A democracy that has no George Norris to point to—no monument of individual conscience in a sea of popular rule—is not worthy to bear the name.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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