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guilty

1. Law having committed an offence or adjudged to have done so
2. plead guilty Law (of a person charged with an offence) to admit responsibility; confess
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Besides, if some workers receive several awards compared to others, this will result in a feeling of guiltiness after a certain period, which may lead to, or cause dissatisfaction (Adams, 1963).
When the distribution of the scores according to subscales of parental psychological control levels of the sportmen was examined, the mean score of the guiltiness sub dimension was 26.04 [+ or -] 4.15 perceived by the mother and 22.24 [+ or -] 3.76 perceived by the father.
Unlike earlier revenge heroes in whom melancholy and derangement complicate their status as the agents of heaven's providential retribution, Charlemont avoids guiltiness through the admonishment of the ghost of his murdered father, who counsels patience rather than incites to swift revenge.
Yet, far from this awakening resolving into a strict distinction between saints and sinners, the consequence is the overwhelming guiltiness testified to in one of Levinas's most frequently quoted literary references, Zosima's claim from The Brothers Karamazov that: 'Each of us is guilty before everyone and for everything, and I more than all the others'.
There were effects of polygraph evidence and judge's caution on the perceived guiltiness of the defendant and the verdict.
One of the limitations of this study is not having access to the statistics of drivers' sleepiness, wearing seatbelts, using helmets, guiltiness of the deceased individuals, and consumption of alcoholic drinks.
Urged to recant her beliefs, she uttered her last words to Captain John Evered, the military officer escorting her to the hangman's noose on Boston Common: "Nay, I came to keep blood guiltiness from you, desireing you to repeal the unrighteous and unjust law made against the innocent servants of the Lord.
If the defendant does not answer a specific question, it might not be considered against him and the authorized plaintiff remains the subject who is obliged to prove the guiltiness (nevertheless the defendant has not answered).
comfortableness N: 2 assumption of guiltiness to make sb feel V: 1 guilty 3.
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The "odd morphology of regret," then, is also the way that generations of use have removed this primary meaning--grieving the dead--and substituted it with a less mournful sense of guiltiness. No sentence in the poem says as directly that the process of mourning has been in some way arrested or in some manner blocked.