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conscience
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

7 uses
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Definition
feeling or appraisal of having personally behaved in a morally right or wrong manner
  • You don't believe that you ought to preach my doctrine, and, therefore, do no despite to your conscience in abstaining.
    6 — The Convert (28% in)
  • He emitted a laboured breath, as if the scene were getting rather oppressive to his heart, or to his conscience, or to his gentility.
    2 — Maiden No More (14% in)
  • He had been on the point of kissing that too tempting mouth, but he checked himself, for tender conscience' sake.
    3 — The Rally (98% in)
  • Despite his heterodoxy, faults, and weaknesses, Clare was a man with a conscience.
    4 — The Consequence (2% in)
  • The struggle was so fearful; her own heart was so strongly on the side of his—two ardent hearts against one poor little conscience— that she tried to fortify her resolution by every means in her power.
    4 — The Consequence (32% in)
  • And she held that what her conscience had decided for her when her mind was unbiassed ought not to be overruled now.
    4 — The Consequence (32% in)
  • The incident of the misplaced letter she had jumped at as if it prevented a confession; but she knew in her conscience that it need not; there was still time.
    4 — The Consequence (80% in)

There are no more uses of "conscience" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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