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Conscience meaning

conscience - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Knowledge of one's own thoughts or actions; consciousness.
  2. 2. The faculty, power, or inward principle which decides as to the character of one's own actions, purposes, and affections, warning against and condemning that which is wrong, and approving and prompting to that which is right; the moral faculty passing judgment on one's self; the moral sense.
  3. 3. The estimate or determination of conscience; conviction or right or duty.
  4. 4. Tenderness of feeling; pity.
  5. 5. Knowledge of right and wrong; faculty which distinguishes right from wrong.

conscience - examples of usage

  1. But his conscience would not suffer it. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Then the conscience of the people of the State had gone off about its business, as the public conscience has a way of doing. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. What in the name of conscience did he do it for? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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