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Remorse

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Ayenbite of Inwit (Remorse of Conscience)
Middle English version of medieval moral treatise, c. 1340. [Br. Lit.: Barnhart, 74]
Deianira
commits suicide out of remorse for unwittingly having killed husband, Hercules. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 709]
Hermione
commits suicide upon the funeral pyre of her beloved Pyrrhus for having instigated his murder. [Fr. Drama: Racine Andromaque]
Jocasta
commits suicide when she realizes she has married son, Oedipus. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
Lord Jim
tormented by his memory of having saved himself from a sinking ship with 800 Muslims aboard. [Br. Lit.: Joseph Conrad Lord Jim in Magill I, 522]
Manfred
magician, living alone in an Alpine castle, broods on his alienation from mankind and on his destruction of the woman he loved. [Br. Poetry: Byron “Manfred”]
Mannon, Orin
crazed by guilt for inciting mother’s suicide. [Am. Lit.: Mourning Becomes Electra]
Oedipus
blinds self upon learning of his crimes. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
Othello
commits suicide from guilt for wife’s murder. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
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Compunction derives ultimately from the Latin verb compungere, "to prick hard" or "to sting.
He has no compunction knocking over a kid in a wheelchair.
Yet, despite taking an oath over The Holy Quran that he had the strength to review and decide the issue of his son without any compunction, the CJP took refuge in the stance of "judges' code of conduct" and made a safe exit from an otherwise difficult verdict, he might have (and should had) generated", stated the naib Khateeb.
At the office inauguration ceremony, Chiu Wen-ta, Minister of DOH, encouraged the new unit to help TFDA deal with future's cross-strait affairs and help establish a cross-strait compunction and consulting platform for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries on the both sides of the Taiwan Strait.
Criminals like Bolam are prepared to target the most vulnerable members of society without compunction.
I have no hesitation or compunction in accepting this fantastic award tonight, ladies and gentlemen, on the strict understanding that it is not a recognition for me but a recognition of everybody who works for London, the greatest city on earth.
We have drug pushers who cause death and misery living the high life, we have benefit cheats who have no compunction about taking money from those who have a genuine right to those benefits.
At a time when many in the country feel no compunction about walking away from debt they freely took on, this article made me smile.
The foreign forces have little compunction in using harsh controls, including torture, reports Black.
But Viv has no compunction about pretending to Bob, claiming she was mugged in a bid to gain his sympathy.
Youzhny would not have any compunction about ruining Nadal's bid for a Grand Slam.
People had no compunction about writing on them, cutting bits away or pasting them into collages.