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Remorse

See also Regret.
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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Even though she didn't deliver the fatal blow, she's convinced she's the culprit and settles down to do her time remorsefully.
Gotlieb takes full responsibility for his wife's shattered nerves, remorsefully reflecting on the strain created by his own obsessive perfectionism, as she struggled with the anomalous and unpaid job of an ambassador's wife.
Unlike the cannibals, however, he feels remorse and values life: 'Felix gazed at the blood-bespattered face remorsefully.
He kept asking me about modern Cambodia, and would shake his head remorsefully when I told him about the lawlessness, low levels of education, joblessness, and lack of hope.
The court of public opinion in which late democracy negotiates the rights and freedoms of its citizens has become instead the arena of a kind of Calvinist zeal wherein merely having the gaze of public opinion turned upon one's actions implicitly names the guilt of human behaviour and thus determines who does and does not get ahead through a type of social Darwinist survival of the most remorsefully fit.
When racing's police force put their size nines down and banned him forthwith from visiting any of the country's training establishments, could you imagine him genuflecting remorsefully and asking for his trespasses to be forgiven?
The first and certainly the most menacing, that of claiming, or, as we remorsefully tell our students, of proving your thesis, snares Robert Williams's gracefully written Historian's Toolbox.
The ensuing idyllic mood established by shots of them happily cavorting in play on the beach ends abruptly when Hong remorsefully returns the boy to his grandfather's house.
The joke book clips went on and on remorsefully until the end of the ballet with its divertissements took over.
The athlete will look at the coach remorsefully and present an inspired mockery of an excuse.
Him Sir Bedevere Remorsefully regarded through his tears, And would have spoken, but he found not words, Then took with care, and kneeling on one knee, O'er both his shoulders drew the languid hands, And rising bore him through the place of tombs.
Because Ella Mae does not respond remorsefully to his "punishment" of not speaking to her for a week, Jones concludes that she is aware she has offended him.