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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An examination of one's conscience, innermost feelings, and motives.


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  • Further, the God whom they worshipped with the superb and heart-searching language of an earlier age was now conceived either as a just but jealous employer or as an indulgent parent, or else as sheer physical energy.

    Their puzzling devoutness

  • The decisive heart-searching is the beginning of the way in our life.

    Rabbi Or Rose: No More Hiding from God -- Or Ourselves

  • It is precisely this heart-searching that is at the heart of the High Holy Days.

    Rabbi Or Rose: No More Hiding from God -- Or Ourselves

  • The Hon Justice Michael Kirby speech a few years ago he wrote:Teaching legal ethics: The revival of the public debate about what legal professional ethics should be, and the heart-searching within the legal profession itself, signalled by this occasion, make it timely to urge an intensified interest in law schools in the teaching of legal ethics.

    Do We Need Courses in Ethics and Professional Responsibility? : Law is Cool

  • And after an unconscionable amount of drink and heart-searching, I realised that I was going to have to kill Moran.


  • They are, by definition, planned, with parents who have to go to a great deal of hassle and heart-searching before they are created.

    Johann Hari: Welcome to the Gayby Boom

  • Quite unlike previous elections, there's a lot of heart-searching.

    Archbishop Tutu suggests disenchanment with ANC

  • He ended by saying that "after much heart-searching and sleepless nights, we have concluded that it was not possible for anyone to foresee the unprecedented events that took place in Guyana."

    Pat Lynch: Jonestown Filmmakers Missing the Mark

  • Failing that, we can all go back to stuffing leaflets through doors and, in ten years or so, when the next EU treaty is ratified, we can all indulge in yet another round of recriminations and heart-searching as to why we failed once more.


  • I suspect that there is more than a little heart-searching going on in the Treasury.

    When the music has to stop


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