conscience-smitten love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • Smitten by conscience or remorse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective affected by conscience


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  • Yes, Sanin was a little conscience-smitten and ashamed ... though, on the other hand, what was there for him to have done?

    The Torrents of Spring

  • “I tell her everything,” said Harry, feeling himself, however, to be a little conscience-smitten at the moment, as he remembered his interview with Lady Ongar.

    The Claverings

  • Tom had been restless and full of chafings and repinings; conscience-smitten, too — he could not meet Amy

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • Pao-yü was once more within himself quite conscience-smitten for his ungraceful remarks, and coming forward, he humbly made advances, until, at length, Tai-yü little by little came round.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • But, becoming conscience-smitten, he promptly sat down and wrote an apologetic letter to the lady he left behind him, begging her forgiveness.

    The Magnificent Montez From Courtesan to Convert

  • "And I want to work on my music," cried Keineth, suddenly conscience-smitten.


  • "Oh, cold, please!" we both replied, already feeling in anticipation that cold water on our hot faces; but Mrs. Wong, conscience-smitten, was already lighting the fire.

    Have We No Rights? A frank discussion of the "rights" of missionaries

  • A few days later, conscience-smitten, he goes back to rescue his wife, and, lowering another rope, he calls to her that he will draw her up; but he hauls a demon to the surface instead.

    Filipino Popular Tales

  • Cardinal Wolsey, conscience-smitten, thought this to be a reflection on himself, and deprived the author, Sergeant Roe, of his coif, and committed him to the Fleet, together with Thomas

    Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries

  • As to Mr. Pete Harding, that delinquent, instead of being conscience-smitten by his long absence, had returned as one who is the bearer of glad tidings, the burden of his song being that he had been most surpassingly drunk.

    The Wrong Woman


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