It's not an isolated dynamic—the accelerated buyer's remorse is evident in other states as well.
He would have taken a bit of a beating, but shown not only remorse, but some actual moxie.
The time for remorse was when my husband was yelling to breathe!
Once the mighty media machine clanks into action, it chews up human beings without a trace of remorse.
Because primal violence is justified by religious belief, “the offenders have no remorse, no fear, and are extremely confident.”
"It matters not now, dear Ernest," I cried, pained by the torturing sighs that spoke the depth of his remorse.
I make no apologies for my delay, however, and I do not pretend to feel any remorse about it.
It is curious, by the way, that he suffered no remorse on account of Mrs. Larue.
An agony of remorse and fear now came upon the outlaw chief.
(p. 088) Lockhart need hardly have added, "or into that misery of miseries, the remorse of a poet."
late 14c., from Old French remors (Modern French remords), from Medieval Latin remorsum, noun use of neuter past participle of Latin remordere "to vex, disturb," literally "to bite back," from re- "back" (see re-) + mordere "to bite" (see mordant).
The sense evolution was via the Medieval Latin phrase remorsus conscientiæ (translated into Middle English as ayenbite of inwit). Middle English also had a verb, remord "to strike with remorse, touch with compassion, prick one's conscience."