conscience-stricken


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con·science-strick·en

(kŏn′shəns-strĭk′ən)
adj.
Feeling guilty or remorseful because of having done something wrong.

conscience-stricken

adj
feeling anxious or guilty. Also: conscience-smitten

con′science-strick`en



adj.
greatly troubled by the knowledge of having acted wrongfully.
[1810–20]
Translations

conscience-stricken

[ˈkɒnʃənsˌstrɪkən] ADJlleno de remordimientos

conscience-stricken

[ˈkɒnʃnsˌstrɪkn] adj to be conscience-strickenavere dei rimorsi (di coscienza)
References in classic literature ?
Anna had heard nothing of this act, And she felt conscience-stricken at having been able so readily to forget what was to him of such importance.
Why do you not go since you have no further business to do here?" Somehow I felt conscience-stricken. "How is it that you are in such need of money?" was what he appeared to be asking; whereupon ,I opened my mouth (anything rather than stand there to no purpose at all!) but found that he was not even listening.
He was very grateful to him for the interest he showed, and he was conscience-stricken by the grief which he felt his behaviour caused him.
Now, Dolly had from her childhood associated with this gentleman the idea of something grim and ghostly, and being at the moment conscience-stricken besides, the sight of him threw her into such a flurry that she could neither acknowledge his presence nor run away, so she gave a great start, and then with downcast eyes stood still and trembled.
"The judgment of God is on me," answered the conscience-stricken priest.
"Eye of Dod," murmured conscience-stricken Pokey, spreading two chubby little hands before the round face, which they were not half big enough to hide.
The multitude of doubtful faces (a little conscience-stricken) brightened at the sound, and took it up.
She is conscience-stricken because she is only indulging in the luxury of being adored 'by far the cleverest man she has ever met,' and is as heart-whole as I am!
Even the fierce freebooters who go raiding on other people's land, and Jove gives them their spoil--even they, when they have filled their ships and got home again live conscience-stricken, and look fearfully for judgement; but some god seems to have told these people that Ulysses is dead and gone; they will not, therefore, go back to their own homes and make their offers of marriage in the usual way, but waste his estate by force, without fear or stint.
Cheeseming, least which, Imeantersay, whatsername!" and retires conscience-stricken from the presence.
This emotion, too, I could not understand; this abandonment of herself, this conscience-stricken humility.
She made a conscience-stricken movement towards him thinking: "Oh!