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conscience
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

15 uses
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Definition
feeling or appraisal of having personally behaved in a morally right or wrong manner
  • His conscience could not endure any more of Amy's grateful happiness, and his jealousy could bear no more of the other distress.
    Chapter 18 (87% in)
  • Every time I let him off, my conscience does hurt me so, and every time I hit him my old heart most breaks.
    Chapter 1 (27% in)
  • Then her conscience reproached her, and she yearned to say something kind and loving; but she judged that this would be construed into a confession that she had been in the wrong, and discipline forbade that.
    Chapter 3 (62% in)
  • Tom had been restless and full of chafings and repinings; conscience-smitten, too—he could not meet Amy Lawrence's eye, he could not brook her loving gaze.
    Chapter 4 (60% in)
  • Tom's fearful secret and gnawing conscience disturbed his sleep for as much as a week after this; and at breakfast one morning Sid said: "Tom, you pitch around and talk in your sleep so much that you keep me awake half the time."
    Chapter 11 (63% in)
  • However, even inquests went out of vogue at last, and ceased to torture Tom's conscience.
    Chapter 11 (90% in)
  • These offerings greatly helped to ease Tom's conscience.
    Chapter 11 (95% in)
  • The pipe dropped from the fingers of the Red-Handed, and he slept the sleep of the conscience-free and the weary.
    Chapter 13 (90% in)
  • It was conscience.
    Chapter 13 (94% in)
  • They tried to argue it away by reminding conscience that they had purloined sweetmeats and apples scores of times; but conscience was not to be appeased by such thin plausibilities; it seemed to them, in the end, that there was no getting around the stubborn fact that taking sweetmeats was only "hooking," while taking bacon and hams and such valuables was plain simple stealing—and there was a command against that in the Bible.
    Chapter 13 (95% in)
  • They tried to argue it away by reminding conscience that they had purloined sweetmeats and apples scores of times; but conscience was not to be appeased by such thin plausibilities; it seemed to them, in the end, that there was no getting around the stubborn fact that taking sweetmeats was only "hooking," while taking bacon and hams and such valuables was plain simple stealing—and there was a command against that in the Bible.
    Chapter 13 (96% in)
  • Then conscience granted a truce, and these curiously inconsistent pirates fell peacefully to sleep.
    Chapter 13 (99% in)
  • An unusual quiet possessed the village, although it was ordinarily quiet enough, in all conscience.
    Chapter 17 (4% in)
  • Every reference to the murder sent a shudder to his heart, for his troubled conscience and fears almost persuaded him that these remarks were put forth in his hearing as "feelers"; he did not see how he could be suspected of knowing anything about the murder, but still he could not be comfortable in the midst of this gossip.
    Chapter 23 (3% in)
  • Since Tom's harassed conscience had managed to drive him to the lawyer's house by night and wring a dread tale from lips that had been sealed with the dismalest and most formidable of oaths, Huck's confidence in the human race was well-nigh obliterated.
    Chapter 24 (50% in)

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