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remorse
used in War and Peace

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a feeling of deep regret for doing something that was wrong
  • Pierre, with a gentle smile of pity and remorse, his arms and legs helplessly spread out, stood with his broad chest directly facing Dolokhov looked sorrowfully at him.
    Book Four — 1806 (41% in)
  • ...of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French—all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm—was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors—that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
    Book Three — 1805 (61% in)
  • Rostov from a distance saw with envy and remorse how von Toll spoke long and warmly to the Emperor and how the Emperor, evidently weeping, covered his eyes with his hand and pressed von Toll's hand.
    Book Three — 1805 (94% in)
  • And now there's Dolokhov sitting in the snow with a forced smile and perhaps dying, while meeting my remorse with some forced bravado!"
    Book Four — 1806 (45% in)
  • I only know two very real evils in life: remorse and illness.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (51% in)
  • But it is a good thing for proprietors who perish morally, bring remorse upon themselves, stifle this remorse and grow callous, as a result of being able to inflict punishments justly and unjustly.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (56% in)
  • But it is a good thing for proprietors who perish morally, bring remorse upon themselves, stifle this remorse and grow callous, as a result of being able to inflict punishments justly and unjustly.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (56% in)
  • He sought in himself either remorse for having angered his father or regret at leaving home for the first time in his life on bad terms with him, and was horrified to find neither.
    Book Nine — 1812 (34% in)
  • Something else, resembling remorse, tormented him.
    Book Nine — 1812 (65% in)
  • As soon as she began to laugh, or tried to sing by herself, tears choked her: tears of remorse, tears at the recollection of those pure times which could never return, tears of vexation that she should so uselessly have ruined her young life which might have been so happy.
    Book Nine — 1812 (69% in)
  • Take me, take me!" prayed Natasha, with impatient emotion in her heart, not crossing herself but letting her slender arms hang down as if expecting some invisible power at any moment to take her and deliver her from herself, from her regrets, desires, remorse, hopes, and sins.
    Book Nine — 1812 (75% in)
  • And he understood her feelings, her sufferings, shame, and remorse.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (90% in)
  • But she could not pacify herself with these reflections; a feeling akin to remorse troubled her when she thought of her visit.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (47% in)

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