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Word: compunction

Definition: remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt


Sentences Containing 'compunction'

I had little doubt then, and I have less doubt now, that he would have knocked me down without the least compunction, if I had hesitated.
I do not know whether he was seized with compunction at that moment for the part he was playing, but I know that I never felt more heartily ashamed of myself in my life than when I saw the beautiful creature against whom I was conspiring, or the grace and kindliness with which she waited upon the injured man.
If they fire, Watson, have no compunction about shooting them down."
I struck him down with no more compunction than if he had been some foul and venomous beast.
So much compunction for having ever wronged him, even by a shapeless thought, did I feel within me, that the confession of having done so was rising to my lips.

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