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conscientious
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
careful to do what is right—especially to perform duties in a thorough manner (as when guided by conscience)
  • It was too powerful for the conscientious scruples of the old bachelor; at whose death, accordingly, the mansion-house, together with most of his other riches, passed into the possession of his next legal representative.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (75% in)
  • Such being the case, and he, the old bachelor, in possession of the ill-gotten spoil,—with the black stain of blood sunken deep into it, and still to be scented by conscientious nostrils,—the question occurred, whether it were not imperative upon him, even at this late hour, to make restitution to Maule's posterity.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (72% in)
  • We come to it freshly, in the dewy youth of the day, and when our spiritual and sensual elements are in better accord than at a later period; so that the material delights of the morning meal are capable of being fully enjoyed, without any very grievous reproaches, whether gastric or conscientious, for yielding even a trifle overmuch to the animal department of our nature.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (14% in)
  • A gold-headed cane, of rare Oriental wood, added materially to the high respectability of his aspect, as did also a neckcloth of the utmost snowy purity, and the conscientious polish of his boots.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (7% in)

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