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remorse
used in Jane Eyre

11 uses
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Definition
a feeling of deep regret for doing something that was wrong
  • Dread remorse when you are tempted to err, Miss Eyre; remorse is the poison of life.
    Chapter 14 (68% in)
  • A child cannot quarrel with its elders, as I had done; cannot give its furious feelings uncontrolled play, as I had given mine, without experiencing afterwards the pang of remorse and the chill of reaction.
    Chapter 4 (83% in)
  • Dread remorse when you are tempted to err, Miss Eyre; remorse is the poison of life.
    Chapter 14 (68% in)
  • I only remind you of your own words, sir: you said error brought remorse, and you pronounced remorse the poison of existence.
    Chapter 14 (72% in)
  • I only remind you of your own words, sir: you said error brought remorse, and you pronounced remorse the poison of existence.
    Chapter 14 (72% in)
  • I know how soon youth would fade and bloom perish, if, in the cup of bliss offered, but one dreg of shame, or one flavour of remorse were detected; and I do not want sacrifice, sorrow, dissolution — such is not my taste.
    Chapter 19 (62% in)
  • There was such deep remorse in his eye, such true pity in his tone, such manly energy in his manner; and besides, there was such unchanged love in his whole look and mien — I forgave him all: yet not in words, not outwardly; only at my heart's core.
    Chapter 27 (6% in)
  • I ought probably to have done or said nothing; but I was so tortured by a sense of remorse at thus hurting his feelings, I could not control the wish to drop balm where I had wounded.
    Chapter 27 (25% in)
  • Whether is it better, I ask, to be a slave in a fool's paradise at Marseilles — fevered with delusive bliss one hour — suffocating with the bitterest tears of remorse and shame the next — or to be a village-schoolmistress, free and honest, in a breezy mountain nook in the healthy heart of England?
    Chapter 31 (21% in)
  • I appealed to one who, in the discharge of what he believed his duty, knew neither mercy nor remorse.
    Chapter 34 (63% in)
  • I began to experience remorse, repentance; the wish for reconcilement to my Maker.
    Chapter 37 (89% in)

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