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
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.
It’s human nature to look for the most efficient way to decrease guilt.
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.
It removed his guilt, hushed his fears, and filled him with joy and peace in believing.The Great Commission|C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
The image of his child, I believe, saved him many times from folly, more than once from guilt.Contraband|G. J. Whyte-Melville
I direct these lines to be transmitted to thee—an eternal proof of thy innocence and my guilt.Calderon The Courtier|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
You mean that the authorities are not convinced of my guilt, in spite of the evidence?The Case of the Registered Letter|Augusta Groner
It was not so much the question of guilt or innocence that affected her now, but the shame of it all.When Dreams Come True|Ritter Brown