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"soul-searching" in British English

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soul-searchingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈsəʊlˌsɜː.tʃɪŋ/  us   /ˈsoʊlˌsɝː-/
deep and ​carefulthought about ​yourfeelings, ​especially in ​relation to a ​moralproblem or ​decision: After much soul-searching, he ​decided it was ​wrong to ​vote in the ​elections.
(Definition of soul-searching from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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soul-searchingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈsoʊl ˌsɜr·tʃɪŋ/
deep and ​carefulconsideration of ​innerthoughts: After much soul-searching, she ​decided not to ​run for reelection.
(Definition of soul-searching from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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