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conscience
used in Sense and Sensibility

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feeling or appraisal of having personally behaved in a morally right or wrong manner
  • —Her conscience, her sensitive conscience, would have felt all that the conscience of her husband ought to have felt.
    Chapter 47 (19% in)
  • A man who has nothing to do with his own time has no conscience in his intrusion on that of others.
    Chapter 31 (27% in)
  • I could not have answered it to my conscience to let it fall into any other hands.
    Chapter 33 (60% in)
  • Her manners gave some re-assurance to Edward, and he had courage enough to sit down; but his embarrassment still exceeded that of the ladies in a proportion, which the case rendered reasonable, though his sex might make it rare; for his heart had not the indifference of Lucy's, nor could his conscience have quite the ease of Elinor's.
    Chapter 35 (53% in)
  • Elinor was very angry, but Marianne seemed entirely insensible of the sting; for she calmly replied, "Not so, indeed; for, seriously speaking, I am very sure that conscience only kept Edward from Harley Street.
    Chapter 35 (82% in)
  • And I really believe he HAS the most delicate conscience in the world; the most scrupulous in performing every engagement, however minute, and however it may make against his interest or pleasure.
    Chapter 35 (83% in)
  • The expense would be nothing, the inconvenience not more; and it was altogether an attention which the delicacy of his conscience pointed out to be requisite to its complete enfranchisement from his promise to his father.
    Chapter 36 (79% in)
  • He saw the necessity of inviting the Miss Steeles immediately, and his conscience was pacified by the resolution of inviting his sisters another year; at the same time, however, slyly suspecting that another year would make the invitation needless, by bringing Elinor to town as Colonel Brandon's wife, and Marianne as THEIR visitor.
    Chapter 36 (87% in)
  • Relate only what in your conscience you think necessary for me to hear.
    Chapter 44 (55% in)
  • To treat her with unkindness, to speak of her slightingly is no atonement to Marianne—nor can I suppose it a relief to your own conscience.
    Chapter 44 (80% in)
  • —Her conscience, her sensitive conscience, would have felt all that the conscience of her husband ought to have felt.
    Chapter 47 (20% in)
  • —Her conscience, her sensitive conscience, would have felt all that the conscience of her husband ought to have felt.
    Chapter 47 (20% in)
  • The whole of Lucy's behaviour in the affair, and the prosperity which crowned it, therefore, may be held forth as a most encouraging instance of what an earnest, an unceasing attention to self-interest, however its progress may be apparently obstructed, will do in securing every advantage of fortune, with no other sacrifice than that of time and conscience.
    Chapter 50 (43% in)

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