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English definition of “soul-searching”

soul-searching

noun [U]     /ˈsəʊlˌsɜːtʃɪŋ/
careful thought about something to decide if it is the right thing to do: After much soul-searching, he decided to leave his job.Thinking and contemplating
(Definition of soul-searching noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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