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conscience
used in Of Human Bondage

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Definition
feeling or appraisal of having personally behaved in a morally right or wrong manner
  • He wished they were not on his conscience.
    109-110 — Chapters 109-110 (93% in)
  • He welcomed wet days because on them he could stay at home without pangs of conscience and spend the afternoon with white of egg and a glue-pot, patching up the Russia leather of some battered quarto.
    9-10 — Chapters 9-10 (27% in)
  • The pious atmosphere of the vicarage and the religious tone of the school had made Philip's conscience very sensitive; he absorbed insensibly the feeling about him that the Tempter was ever on the watch to gain his immortal soul; and though he was not more truthful than most boys he never told a lie without suffering from remorse.
    13-14 — Chapters 13-14 (26% in)
  • He satisfied his conscience by the more comfortable method of expressing his repentance only to the Almighty.
    13-14 — Chapters 13-14 (30% in)
  • He was very grateful to him for the interest he showed, and he was conscience-stricken by the grief which he felt his behaviour caused him.
    19-20 — Chapters 19-20 (79% in)
  • He deplored the American's black coat and pepper-and-salt trousers, and spoke with a scornful shrug of his New England conscience.
    25-26 — Chapters 25-26 (88% in)
  • He was uneasy and conscience-stricken; but he would not go to her and say he was sorry if he had caused her pain, because he was afraid she would take the opportunity to snub him.
    45-46 — Chapters 45-46 (79% in)
  • Society had three arms in its contest with the individual, laws, public opinion, and conscience: the first two could be met by guile, guile is the only weapon of the weak against the strong: common opinion put the matter well when it stated that sin consisted in being found out; but conscience was the traitor within the gates; it fought in each heart the battle of society, and caused the individual to throw himself, a wanton sacrifice, to the prosperity of his enemy.
    53-54 — Chapters 53-54 (40% in)
  • Society had three arms in its contest with the individual, laws, public opinion, and conscience: the first two could be met by guile, guile is the only weapon of the weak against the strong: common opinion put the matter well when it stated that sin consisted in being found out; but conscience was the traitor within the gates; it fought in each heart the battle of society, and caused the individual to throw himself, a wanton sacrifice, to the prosperity of his enemy.
    53-54 — Chapters 53-54 (41% in)
  • But if for the individual there was no right and no wrong, then it seemed to Philip that conscience lost its power.
    53-54 — Chapters 53-54 (47% in)
  • I can take a holiday with a clear conscience.
    65-66 — Chapters 65-66 (95% in)
  • It'll ease my conscience.
    77-78 — Chapters 77-78 (56% in)
  • He despised Griffiths for his apologies, he had no patience with his prickings of conscience: one could do a dastardly thing if one chose, but it was contemptible to regret it afterwards.
    77-78 — Chapters 77-78 (59% in)
  • There was a repetition, in large letters, like the hammering of conscience on a murderer's heart: Why not?
    85-86 — Chapters 85-86 (73% in)

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