[kon-shuh ns-strik-uh n]
- greatly troubled or disturbed by the knowledge of having acted wrongfully.
Origin of conscience-stricken
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for conscience-stricken
She was now in a moment so conscience-stricken that her very basket partook of the change.Little Dorrit
He must have been conscience-stricken and more to be pitied, perhaps, than condemned.
Caroline, he was the most distressed and conscience-stricken man in the city.
He was conscience-stricken and fully as miserable as she professed to be.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
But Clemens, conscience-stricken, "blushed and weakened," as he said.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
- feeling anxious or guiltyAlso: conscience-smitten
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