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conscience
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Definition
feeling or appraisal of having personally behaved in a morally right or wrong manner
  • 'Conscience, what hast thou to do with me?' as Sterne said.
    Chapters 93-94 (66% in)
  • Morrel reddened, for his own conscience was not quite clear on politics; besides, what Dantes had told him of his interview with the grand-marshal, and what the emperor had said to him, embarrassed him.
    Chapters 7-8 (9% in)
  • So that now, if there were anything to inherit from him, they may do so with easy conscience.
    Chapters 27-28 (90% in)
  • ...yourself that the bandits of Corsica are not rogues or thieves, but purely and simply fugitives, driven by some sinister motive from their native town or village, and that their fellowship involves no disgrace or stigma; for my own part, I protest that, should I ever go to Corsica, my first visit, ere even I presented myself to the mayor or prefect, should be to the bandits of Colomba, if I could only manage to find them; for, on my conscience, they are a race of men I admire greatly.
    Chapters 37-38 (92% in)
  • Eugenie Danglars; I cannot in conscience, therefore, let you run down the speeches of a man who will one day say to me, 'Vicomte, you know I give my daughter two millions.'
    Chapters 39-40 (28% in)
  • "Alas, excellency," returned Bertuccio, joining his hands, and shaking his head in a manner that would have excited the count's laughter, had not thoughts of a superior interest occupied him, and rendered him attentive to the least revelation of this timorous conscience.
    Chapters 43-44 (12% in)
  • It is a bad sign; a quiet conscience does not occasion such paleness in the cheeks, and such fever in the hands of a man.
    Chapters 43-44 (15% in)
  • "But, your excellency," replied Bertuccio hesitatingly, "did not the Abbe Busoni, who heard my confession in the prison at Nimes, tell you that I had a heavy burden upon my conscience?"
    Chapters 43-44 (16% in)
  • The Orientals are stronger than we are in cases of conscience, and, very prudently, have no hell—that is the point.
    Chapters 51-52 (88% in)
  • "Yet conscience remains," remarked Madame de Villefort in an agitated voice, and with a stifled sigh.
    Chapters 51-52 (91% in)
  • "Yes," answered Monte Cristo "happily, yes, conscience does remain; and if it did not, how wretched we should be!
    Chapters 51-52 (91% in)
  • After every action requiring exertion, it is conscience that saves us, for it supplies us with a thousand good excuses, of which we alone are judges; and these reasons, howsoever excellent in producing sleep, would avail us but very little before a tribunal, when we were tried for our lives.
    Chapters 51-52 (91% in)
  • , for instance, was marvellously served by his conscience after the putting away of the two children of Edward IV.
    Chapters 51-52 (91% in)
  • Thus was Lady Macbeth served by her conscience, when she sought to give her son, and not her husband (whatever Shakespeare may say), a throne.
    Chapters 51-52 (92% in)
  • Ah, maternal love is a great virtue, a powerful motive—so powerful that it excuses a multitude of things, even if, after Duncan's death, Lady Macbeth had been at all pricked by her conscience."
    Chapters 51-52 (93% in)
  • Will you tell me what you require, in order to set your conscience quite at ease on the subject?
    Chapters 59-60 (6% in)
  • "Well, sir," said the young girl, "do you understand now, and is your conscience perfectly at rest on the subject?"
    Chapters 59-60 (10% in)
  • These 900,000 francs will go out of the family in order to enrich some hospital; but it is ridiculous thus to yield to the caprices of an old man, and I shall, therefore, act according to my conscience.
    Chapters 59-60 (45% in)
  • But now I will begin with more perseverance and fury than ever, since fear urges me, not my conscience.
    Chapters 67-68 (59% in)
  • Provided, sir, the particulars you wish for do not interfere with my scruples or my conscience.
    Chapters 69-70 (15% in)
  • Do not alarm yourself, monsieur, we will duly respect your conscience.
    Chapters 69-70 (16% in)
  • I say, I believe such is the case, I do not affirm it; besides, liberty of conscience is established in France.
    Chapters 69-70 (24% in)
  • You have done your duty, and your conscience will be at rest.
    Chapters 73-74 (17% in)
  • "Indeed, my dear friend," said M. d'Avrigny, "I would not accuse any one; I speak only of an accident, you understand,—of a mistake,—but whether accident or mistake, the fact is there; it is on my conscience and compels me to speak aloud to you.
    Chapters 73-74 (45% in)
  • We will not constrain you to help us; we enroll no one against his conscience, but we will compel you to act generously, even if you are not disposed to do so.
    Chapters 75-76 (24% in)
  • I will consent to share this dreadful secret with you, but I will not allow shame and remorse to grow and increase in my conscience, as crime and misery will in your house.
    Chapters 79-80 (93% in)
  • "Listen," said the abbe, extending his hand over the wounded man, as if to command him to believe; "this is what the God in whom, on your death-bed, you refuse to believe, has done for you—he gave you health, strength, regular employment, even friends—a life, in fact, which a man might enjoy with a calm conscience.
    Chapters 83-84 (21% in)
  • If I strike with the sword, or discharge the contents of a pistol at man with whom, for three years, I have been on terms of intimacy, I must, at least, know why I do so; I must meet him with a heart at ease, and that quiet conscience which a man needs when his own arm must save his life.
    Chapters 83-84 (68% in)
  • Now I have these proofs, Albert, and I am in your confidence, no human power can force me to a duel which your own conscience would reproach you with as criminal, but I come to offer you what you can no longer demand of me.
    Chapters 83-84 (83% in)
  • Danglars defended himself with the baseness, but at the same time with the assurance, of a man who speaks the truth, at least in part, if not wholly—not for conscience' sake, but through fear.
    Chapters 87-88 (35% in)
  • I hope the world will not call me cowardly for acting as my conscience dictated.
    Chapters 89-90 (97% in)
  • "Albert, my child," said Mercedes, "if I had a stronger heart, that is the counsel I would have given you; your conscience has spoken when my voice became too weak; listen to its dictates.
    Chapters 91-92 (28% in)
  • M. d'Avrigny said he believed they both proceeded from poison; and you, honest man, have ever since been asking your heart and sounding your conscience to know if you ought to expose or conceal this secret.
    Chapters 93-94 (66% in)
  • A gendarme is one of the most striking objects in the world, even to a man void of uneasiness; but for one who has a timid conscience, and with good cause too, the yellow, blue, and white uniform is really very alarming.
    Chapters 97-98 (65% in)
  • The dim light, the profound silence, and the gloomy thoughts inspired by the hour, and still more by her own conscience, all combined to produce a sensation of fear; the poisoner was terrified at the contemplation of her own work.
    Chapters 101-102 (56% in)
  • Some voices were heard to say that the gentleman was right; that he intended to be civil, in his way, and that they would set the example of liberty of conscience,—and the mob retired.
    Chapters 107-108 (18% in)

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