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  • It had cost seven dollars and a half, and, though it was grander than anything she had dreamed of possessing, the extravagance of it had worried her in a half-guilty way all day.


  • This half-guilty awareness is masked by a good deal of diatribe, against the collapse of literary standards in general and of the standard of cultural coverage in The New York Times in particular.

    Zuckerman Undone

  • It seemed as if Barnet expected a half-guilty look upon

    Wessex Tales

  • She would have to tame her half-guilty imagination.

    Stork Naked

  • Her mind whirled as she smiled a shy, half-guilty welcome.

    Beast Master's Circus

  • His face was darkened with the stormiest passions, and his gaze was fixed upon the Frenchwoman, who was standing with a look half-guilty, half-imploring, at a little distance.

    The Evil Guest

  • Mary Small would definitely smoke, half-defiant, half-guilty.

    A Letter of Mary

  • What she had bequeathed to Shrewsbury and to him in absence was the sheltering shadow of her right hand, and a half-guilty, half-sacred memory of an affection and kindness almost personal.

    The Holy Thief

  • My mind did one of those quick half-guilty canters round everything possible I might have done wrong before I came to the more sensible conclusion that his presence must have something to do with the accident.


  • About this time -- probably because he was happier than he had ever been before, possibly because he had more time that he could conscientiously call his own than he had had for many a well-spent year -- Truedale repaired to his room under the eaves, sneaking away, with a half-guilty longing, to his old play!

    The Man Thou Gavest


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