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Synonyms for conscience

a sense of propriety or rightness

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Synonyms for conscience

motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions

conformity to one's own sense of right conduct

a feeling of shame when you do something immoral

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And it was a notable observation of a wise father, and no less ingenuously confessed; that those which held and persuaded pressure of consciences, were commonly interested therein., themselves, for their own ends.
But next morning--for his conscience was one of those persistent consciences--he began to have doubts again.
The King then, believing that she was really sorry, wished to marry her to Conscience. But Conscience would not have her, for he knew that she was wicked.
Besides, the money, I think, is enough of all conscience; and as for that, my master can never know anything of the matter." "Here, then," cries Sophia, "take every farthing I am worth, find him out immediately, and give it him.
"My conscience would never permit me to eat so tough a morsel as the Real Horse."
A dance, for which her partner came to seek her, put an end to her discourse with her future directeur de conscience, but the next evening Monsieur de Jobert came to see Helene when she was alone, and after that often came again.
An election is a very serious thing; at least it ought to be, and every man ought to vote according to his conscience, and let his neighbor do the same."
His conscience, therefore, usually considered the surest witness to a man's integrity,--his conscience, unless it might be for the little space of five minutes in the twenty-four hours, or, now and then, some black day in the whole year's circle,--his conscience bore an accordant testimony with the world's laudatory voice.
After some hesitation, she decided on leaving it to her conscience to answer that question.
But I am not the keeper of his conscience. Come, Anne, if this affair did not concern Leslie--if it were a purely abstract case, you would agree with me,--you know you would."
The pious atmosphere of the vicarage and the religious tone of the school had made Philip's conscience very sensitive; he absorbed insensibly the feeling about him that the Tempter was ever on the watch to gain his immortal soul; and though he was not more truthful than most boys he never told a lie without suffering from remorse.
He is a great talent, a clear conscience, a beautiful art.
Older is the pleasure in the herd than the pleasure in the ego: and as long as the good conscience is for the herd, the bad conscience only saith: ego.
Tom's fearful secret and gnawing conscience dis- turbed his sleep for as much as a week after this; and at breakfast one morning Sid said:
"Is your Conscience still in good order?" asked Dorothy, anxiously.