bloodguilt

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blood·guilt

 (blŭd′gĭlt′)
n.
The fact or state of being guilty of murder or bloodshed.

bloodguilt

(ˈblʌdˌɡɪlt)
n
guilt of murder or shedding blood
ˈblood-ˌguilty adj
ˈblood-ˌguiltiness n
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Noun1.bloodguilt - the state of being guilty of bloodshed and murder
guilt, guiltiness - the state of having committed an offense
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"Well," he added after he had dosed them round and they had taken his prescriptions, with really laughable humility, more like charity schoolchildren than blood-guilty mutineers and pirates--"well, that's done for today.
By my way of it, my only friend in that wild country was blood-guilty in the first degree; I held him in horror; I could not look upon his face; I would have rather lain alone in the rain on my cold isle, than in that warm wood beside a murderer.
In particular he shows how earlier, adverse, accounts of revolution or regicide become incorporated into revisionary texts, so that Williams turns to the ideology of Burke to appeal to chivalry when she herself is threatened with the fate of Marie Antoinette, or Wollstonecraft, in Gothic fantasy prowling in imagination through the empty corridors of Versailles, becomes both the blood-guilty Macbeth and his haunted queen, fearful even to extinguish her brief candle.