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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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At Tennessee we have no compunction about using anything that works.
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The Cage, created by Jerome Robbins in 1951 to music by Stravinsky, uses stylized choreography to investigate an insect society, somewhat like that of preying mantises or black widow spiders, in which the female finds the male's existence superfluous after mating and kills him without compunction.
In an interview with The Independent, the former editor of the Daily Mirror said that he would not betray any genuine confidences but that "lots of people have betrayed my confidences, and lots of people have treated me pretty badly over the years - and I have no compunction at all in settling those scores in terms of revelation".
Without compunction, he launched into a presentation on DEC's financial health that he had delivered to Wall Street analysts the week before.
NICK Holly, who had no compunction about dumping his wife Jayne and his two kids for You've Been Framed presenter Lisa Riley, has now ditched Lisa and returned to his family saying: "I came to realise that my feelings for Jayne and the kids were still very strong and very deep.
But somehow, it seems hypocritical to condemn abortion and then with little or no compunction, send men with a propensity for abuse out among those children who were not aborted.
When such practices are carried out without compunction, trust will be lost,'' he said.
Now this will not defuse every threat, and there still may be fanatical forces that despise the United States and have no compunction about using violence.