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Word: remorse

Definition: deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach


Sentences Containing 'remorse'

Since I knew you, I have been troubled by a remorse that I thought would never reproach me again, and have heard whispers from old voices impelling me upward, that I thought were silent for ever.
She paused, and saw with no slight indignation that he was listening with an air which proved him wholly unmoved by any feeling of remorse.
But remorse is not thus banished; like Virgil's wounded hero, he carried the arrow in his wound, and, arrived at the salon, Villefort uttered a sigh that was almost a sob, and sank into a chair.
If we lay hands on this fortune, we may enjoy it without remorse.''
``Yes, sir,''answered Caderousse;``and remorse preys on me night and day.
You would think they felt some remorse; did you ever remark that?''
``This is strange,''returned Monte Cristo, seeming to yield to his reflections,``that you should find yourself without any preparation in a house where the event happened that causes you so much remorse.''
For the assassination itself I had never felt any remorse.
``I do not wish to cause you any remorse; believe me, then, when I swear to you that you have wronged no man, but on the contrary have benefited mankind.''
Besides the pleasure, there is always remorse from the indulgence of our passions, and, after all, what have you men to fear from all this?
Women, on the contrary, are rarely tormented with remorse; for the decision does not come from you, your misfortunes are generally imposed upon you, and your faults the results of others'crimes.''
It is done,''cried she, willing away her tears, and resuming her firmness,``I am resolved not to die of remorse, but rather of shame.
I will consent to share this dreadful secret with you, but I will not allow shame and remorse to grow and increase in my conscience, as crime and misery will in your house.''
``No, truly; you may believe me if you will; at the end of every month I am tormented by remorse.''
``Yes, you wished to speak to me; but was it indeed remorse, tell me?''
``True remorse; and, besides, an idea had struck me.''
My dear fellow, let them sleep on, if they are asleep; let them grow pale in their drowsiness, if they are disposed to do so, and pray do you remain in peace, who have no remorse to disturb you.''
Then he went to bed and almost immediately fell into that deep sleep which is sure to visit men of twenty years of age, even when they are torn with remorse.
Now, here we are obliged to own that Andrea ought to have felt remorse, but that he did not.
Remove from me the remains of doubt, which, if it change not to conviction, must become remorse!''
Perhaps those prayers may soften the remorse he feels in his heart.
The wealth of the burghers never failed to provoke their envy and indignation, and they plundered them upon every occasion without mercy or remorse.
The way in which I listened to all the incidents of the house that made themselves audible to me; the ringing of bells, the opening and shutting of doors, the murmuring of voices, the footsteps on the stairs; to any laughing, whistling, or singing, outside, which seemed more dismal than anything else to me in my solitude and disgrace--the uncertain pace of the hours, especially at night, when I would wake thinking it was morning, and find that the family were not yet gone to bed, and that all the length of night had yet to come--the depressed dreams and nightmares I had--the return of day, noon, afternoon, evening, when the boys played in the churchyard, and I watched them from a distance within the room, being ashamed to show myself at the window lest they should know I was a prisoner--the strange sensation of never hearing myself speak--the fleeting intervals of something like cheerfulness, which came with eating and drinking, and went away with it--the setting in of rain one evening, with a fresh smell, and its coming down faster and faster between me and the church, until it and gathering night seemed to quench me in gloom, and fear, and remorse--all this appears to have gone round and round for years instead of days, it is so vividly and strongly stamped on my remembrance.
I looked up with a flush upon my face and remorse in my heart, but Mr. Mell's eyes were fixed on Steerforth.
But the agony of mind, the remorse, and shame I felt when I became conscious next day!
Though I could almost have consigned her to the mercies of the wind on the topmost pinnacle of the Cathedral, without remorse, I made a virtue of necessity, and gave her a friendly salutation.
I was obliged to hurry away; I was kept out late; and I felt all night such pangs of remorse as made me miserable.
Long unused to any self-control, the piercing agony of her remorse and grief was terrible.
I sit down by the fire, thinking with a blind remorse of all those secret feelings I have nourished since my marriage.
That I suffered much in these contentions, that they filled me with unhappiness and remorse, and yet that I had a sustaining sense that it was required of me, in right and honour, to keep away from myself, with shame, the thought of turning to the dear girl in the withering of my hopes, from whom I had frivolously turned when they were bright and fresh--which consideration was at the root of every thought I had concerning her--is all equally true.
And heaved and heaved, still unrestingly heaved the black sea, as if its vast tides were a conscience; and the great mundane soul were in anguish and remorse for the long sin and suffering it had bred.

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