- in all reason and fairness.
- certainly; assuredly.
Origin of conscience
Related Words for consciencesshame, duty, compunction, morals, censor, demur, superego, principles, scruples
Examples from the Web for consciences
Contemporary Examples of consciences
But for Reynolds and Robbins, obeying their consciences came with a price tag.Why the Rockefellers Rejected Big Oil
September 24, 2014
We were told to fear these hooded men and so many of us threw away our 9/10/2001 consciences.You, Too, Could Be a Homicidal Zealot
July 7, 2014
So what about this idea that not only are corporations people, but people with consciences?Contraception Looks Like a Loser at the Supreme Court
March 25, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of consciences
Let us aim to be able to put them often to our consciences without a blush.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
Remembering what they had just heard, the boys' consciences had begun to suffer already.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
If Godwin had pricked men's consciences, Malthus brought the balm.Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle
H. N. Brailsford
All consciences ceded to its voice, and were directed by its influence.Roman Catholicism in Spain
But here the result of heathenism seems to be to destroy men's consciences.Things as They Are
- 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
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."
see have a clear conscience; in conscience.