from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Inward knowledge or understanding.
- n. Conscience; inward sense of morality.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Inward sense; mind; understanding; conscience.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
Anyway, the most obvious distinction is that the sociopath would presumably remove the implant if he could, while most of us would not want to anaesthetise the agenbite of inwit, if this were somehow possible.
May 18, 2008 at 4:55 pm iz dat teh ag-inbite ub inwit?
Some of it is maybe "agenbite of inwit," the Middle English phrase meaning remorse of conscience.
His subsequent interest in Shintoism and Buddhism lacks the mordancy and introspection (the "agenbite of inwit," as Joyce liked to put it) of his earlier hermeneutic investigations.
And, oh yes, my theory has been peer-reviewed but not in any of your so-called biased scientific journals. inwit
What James Joyce called the agenbyte of inwit - a remorse of consciousness.
His refusal to take part in the family's prayers for her seems to have stimulated that remorse of conscience, that "agenbite of inwit" which reechoes through Ulysses.
They are so thoroughly unhealthy, so morbid, so pallid with moonlight, so indentured by the ayenbite of inwit, that it is hard to believe that
Denum æðeling tō yppan, _the prince_ (Bēowulf), _honored by the Danes, went to the high seat_, 1815; ēode ... under inwit-hrōf, 3124; pl. þǣr swīðferhðe sittan ēodon, 493; ēodon him þā tōgēanes, _went to meet him_,
S. proposes: ēode eahta sum under inwit-hrōf hilderinca: sum on handa bær, etc.