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- If they fire, Watson, have no compunction about shooting them down.Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (82% in)
- I do not know whether he was seized with compunction at that moment for the part he was playing, but I know that I never felt more heartily ashamed of myself in my life than when I saw the beautiful creature against whom I was conspiring, or the grace and kindliness with which she waited upon the injured man.Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (77% in)
- I struck him down with no more compunction than if he had been some foul and venomous beast.Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (97% in)
There are no more uses of "compunction" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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