As for Simmons, he gets to ease his conscience while also burnishing his personal brand of savvy fandom.
People are forever being unjustly persecuted, struggling with their conscience, risking all to do the right thing.
“If you have any kind of conscience or morals … Right about now you should be typing your resignation,” one user tweeted.
In what sense can the government "hold her accountable" in any way that is not dwarfed by her own conscience, and memory?
Possessed by this high-minded motive, undone by his conscience, he tosses away his own life instead.
Nowhere is conscience so dominant and all-absorbing as with New England women.
She is puzzled; she is lonely; she has no one to direct her conscience.
You will not be punished for taking the sheets more than your conscience reproves you.
It was not that his conscience troubled him, for he knew that he had done all that could be expected of him.
But you don't have to be satisfied with his conscience money any more.
early 13c., from Old French conscience "conscience, innermost thoughts, desires, intentions; feelings" (12c.), from Latin conscientia "knowledge within oneself, sense of right, a moral sense," from conscientem (nominative consciens), present participle of conscire "be (mutually) aware," from com- "with," or "thoroughly" (see com-) + scire "to know" (see science).
Probably a loan-translation of Greek syneidesis, literally "with-knowledge." Sometimes nativized in Old English/Middle English as inwit. Russian also uses a loan-translation, so-vest, "conscience," literally "with-knowledge."
conscience con·science (kŏn'shəns)
The awareness of a moral or ethical aspect to one's conduct together with the urge to prefer right over wrong.
The part of the superego that judges the ethical nature of one's actions and thoughts and then transmits such determinations to the ego for consideration.
that faculty of the mind, or inborn sense of right and wrong, by which we judge of the moral character of human conduct. It is common to all men. Like all our other faculties, it has been perverted by the Fall (John 16:2; Acts 26:9; Rom. 2:15). It is spoken of as "defiled" (Titus 1:15), and "seared" (1 Tim. 4:2). A "conscience void of offence" is to be sought and cultivated (Acts 24:16; Rom. 9:1; 2 Cor. 1:12; 1 Tim. 1:5, 19; 1 Pet. 3:21).