verb (used with object) Informal.
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Origin of guilt
OTHER WORDS FROM guiltnon·guilt, nounpre·guilt, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for guilt
She took the deal, again admitting her guilt, which qualified as a second strike on her record.A woman in ICE detention says her fallopian tube was removed without her consent|Nicole Narea|September 17, 2020|Vox
Agency employees and execs say that whether or not agencies decide to open offices, managing expectations and helping assuage any sense of pressure or guilt to come in will be key.‘Power dynamics’: Why the return to offices is more nuanced than it seems for agencies and their employees|Kristina Monllos|August 24, 2020|Digiday
It’s human nature to look for the most efficient way to decrease guilt.
You have to kind of package and create a streamlined way for them to reduce their guilt by being able to invest and support what you’re doing.
We could go to the bazaar of cultures and find reinforcement for inclinations that are repressed by puritanical guilt feelings.Gender Is What You Make of It - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Charles King|August 5, 2020|Nautilus
Guilt, when dispensed in the circumstances Morris occupied, is the anti-Viagra.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Instead of lights and gifts, this one is filled with broken promises and guilt.
Police then lied to Henry by telling him that if he admitted his guilt, he could go home.
Although often this is considered proof positive of guilt at trial, it is not an uncommon occurrence in false confessions.
Perhaps my outrage at the men defending Cosby springs from my own feelings of guilt.
No guilt was charged against any one, although the wounded man said that he conjectured that it was Captain Silvestre de Aybar.
This way of owning Guilt in a wrong Place, is a common Artifice to hide it in a right one.A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope|Colley Cibber
So the evidence of his guilt was no longer in the hands of a stranger, and Sir Richard Arden was saved.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Despite his own grief, he is sorry for the young man; nor is he convinced in his shrewd bourgeois mind of the latter's guilt.Uncanny Tales|Various
If ever a pretty woman's smile was devilish, Lucy Warrender's was, as she insisted on this partnership in her guilt.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills