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remorse
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

3 uses
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Definition
a feeling of deep regret for doing something that was wrong
  • The closest that the Rev. Lewis Merrill had come to God was in his remorse for his "sin" with my mother.
    p. 556.1
  • But the Rev. Mr. Merrill was a man who took to wallowing in guilt; his remorse, after all; was all he had to cling to—especially after his scant courage left him, and he was forced to acknowledge that he would never be brave enough to abandon his miserable wife and children for my mother.
    p. 555.6
  • What had become of his own children, sadly, was that they had not felt much from their father—not beyond his immeasurable and inexpressible remorse, which he clung to in the manner of a man who'd forgotten how to pray.
    p. 562.0

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