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compunction
used in The Age of Innocence

3 uses
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Definition
guilt for a misdeed; or a feeling that it would be wrong to do something
  • But they were generally accompanied by a sense of compunction and self-abasement of which Newland Archer felt no trace.
    Chapter 6 (44% in)
  • Mother and daughter adored each other and revered their son and brother; and Archer loved them with a tenderness made compunctious and uncritical by the sense of their exaggerated admiration, and by his secret satisfaction in it.
    Chapter 5 (28% in)
  • Now he was smitten with compunction, yet irritated that so trifling an omission should be stored up against him after nearly two years of marriage.
    Chapter 30 (14% in)

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