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- n. A penetrating examination of one's motives, convictions, and attitudes.
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- n. Probing introspection, a critical consideration of one's conscience especially motives and values.
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- n. a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives
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"There is no established frontrunner or heir apparent to the party, and part of that I think is because the Republican Party has been engaged for some time now in what I would characterize as soul-searching in terms of the direction of the party moving forward," he said.
In Japan, 3-11 and its ensuing nuclear crisis have prompted soul-searching, and that is itself a debate about Japanese national identity.
There, his sacrifice saved the Earth, and prompted all manner of soul-searching.
In 2009, opposition demonstrations that erupted in Iran triggered a wave of soul-searching among Egypt's pro-democracy activists, who questioned why their own reform movements were unable to rally people to rise up against Mubarak.
When news broke about our collaboration with Dr. Pepper, some purists in the hip-hop community accused us of being sellouts, and we knew there would be accusations of “grasping,” because we had discussed it all during our own soul-searching process about getting into bed with corporate.
In the face of mounting threats -- ranging from worsening droughts and the northward march of climate-linked diseases to climbing food prices and rising seas -- it's time for the arts industry to do some serious soul-searching about whether it wants to sit this crisis out.
But the spiritual underpinnings of the American republic ensure that values are constantly debated in the public arena and soul-searching is a never-ending element of the American public discourse.
I do expect for us humanitarian actors to engage in some serious soul-searching about the efficacy of our efforts and not hesitate to change our approaches when we see that they are not working.
We really did some soul-searching about the character, who is both a romantic at heart and very ambitious.
On the page, there's nothing sexual between the two, and readers can decide for themselves just whether all the kisses and embraces and intense soul-searching gazes exchanged by the two constitute a romantic liaison or simply a very close friendship, one that, Endo claims, the two have had in previous lives and will go on to have in the future.