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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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If you had shown any remorse that would have been a mitigating factor in sentencing.
I'm trying to support and look after him, but he not showing no remorse.
Titled "Irreversibility," Jankelevitch gives an account of remorse as linked to the past in ways that differentiate the bad conscience from recollection and regret.
We cannot in good conscience resolve this lifestyle with someone supposedly feeling regret and remorse.
Justice Through Apologies: Remorse, Reform, and Punishment
Given that the prefix re- means "again" what is the repeated action that morse in the word remorse refers to?
TOKYO (CyHAN)- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his apology and remorse for Korean women falling victim to Japan's sex slavery during World War II, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said here on Monday.
Charlotte Higgins says Shantelle Campbell has shown no remorse for taking the life of 16-year-old Chantelle Lynch.
Maslen presents students, academics, and researchers with an in-depth examination of remorse in penal contexts, an ongoing point of contention in criminal sentencing theory and practice in a variety of global contexts.
In addition, a third level was added to this factor: whether the defendant whose culpability had been fully demonstrated had expressed remorse for the crime committed.
The father said: "He's shown no remorse and every time he makes some fresh appeal or comment, he draws attention to my daughter and risks her being identified and found.
Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Geoff Mason said: "Since Killing Pamela JacKson in March he has acted utterly without remorse.