- in all reason and fairness.
- certainly; assuredly.
Origin of conscience
Examples from the Web for consciences
But for Reynolds and Robbins, obeying their consciences came with a price tag.
We were told to fear these hooded men and so many of us threw away our 9/10/2001 consciences.
So what about this idea that not only are corporations people, but people with consciences?Contraception Looks Like a Loser at the Supreme Court|Jay Michaelson|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First, the Court will have to decide that corporations are not only people, but people with consciences.
Second, the view that corporations have consciences is incoherent.
And why consciences grow so heavy, if there's no one to help to bear the burden.The Road to Damascus|August Strindberg
It has arrested the religious feeling of the country; it has taken strong hold on the consciences of men.The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1|Daniel Webster
It is his voice speaking to their consciences, and warning them of the danger and corruption of auricular confession.The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional|Father Chiniquy
My Lady Warrington took charge of the consciences and the digestions of her husband's tenants and family.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
When a preacher preacheth the law, he bindeth all consciences; and when he preacheth the gospel, he looseth them again.Lectures on Bible Revision|Samuel Newth
British Dictionary definitions for consciences
- the sense of right and wrong that governs a person's thoughts and actions
- regulation of one's actions in conformity to this sense
- a supposed universal faculty of moral insight
- with regard to truth and justice
Word Origin for conscience
Word Origin and History for consciences
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."
Medicine definitions for consciences
Idioms and Phrases with consciences
see have a clear conscience; in conscience.