Meaning of “conscience-stricken” in the English Dictionary

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"conscience-stricken" in English

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conscience-strickenadjective

uk /ˈkɒn.ʃənsˌstrɪk.ən/ us /ˈkɑːn.ʃənsˌstrɪk.ən/

Examples from literature

  • But the kinder he was to her the more conscience-stricken she felt. 
  • He is shocked, conscience-stricken, remorseful. 
  • Jo, conscience-stricken, did his best to make amends. 
  • Looking at him, I became conscience-stricken. 
  • She felt guilty and wicked and conscience-stricken. 

(Definition of “conscience-stricken” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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