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conscious-stricken

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  • David, realizing he has sinned, is conscious-stricken.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Others feared the coach had his eagle eye fastened on them, being doubtless conscious-stricken with the knowledge that they were not in their element.

    Jack Winters' Gridiron Chums

  • Fabrici made no answer, being conscious-stricken; but Rizzo turned upon her with blazing eyes.

    The Royal Pawn of Venice A Romance of Cyprus

  • Beduin shepherds bowing all unconsciously before the brother whom they had sold into slavery, and who now holds in his hands the power of life and death; of Joseph's disclosure of himself to the conscious-stricken suppliants; of Jacob's cry when convinced at last that "the governor over all the land of Egypt" was his long-mourned son.

    Patriarchal Palestine

  • In the next instant, the Maruja who had been standing beside Guest, conscious-stricken and remorseful in the presence of the man she had deceived, and calmly awaiting her punishment, changed at this luckless exhibition of her own peculiar womanly weapons.

    Maruja

  • This long wandering with the conscious-stricken one over her past was difficult to bear, but he dared not again urge her with a question.

    Daniel Deronda

  • [FREDERIK, _conscious-stricken for the time being, bows his head.

    The Return of Peter Grimm

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  • Not in OED, and it looks like an eggcorn, but it has been used by George Eliot, Bret Harte, and Georgette Heyer among others.

    January 14, 2009