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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The authors remorsefully stated that not more than six cities in the nation recognized the difference between a statement of cash inflows and outflows and a statement of revenues and expenses.
He said she is now 'disgraced' and is 'fully remorsefully' for her actions.
Based on the premise that Japan must remorsefully face its past offenses and must never justify the offenses, I intended to argue that other nations in the world must not attempt to conclude the matter by blaming only Japan and by associating Japan alone with the simple phrase of "sex slaves" or "sex slavery."
I tried to help her, but I was afraid to take her to the hospital because that would have jeopardised the doctor who I promised confidentiality," she says remorsefully.
After choosing wealth and popular fame, he fiercely regretted the theatrical destruction of his medical career and remorsefully declared, "I think that was a bad thing I did."
Remember that Prado used to be called 'the Rabbit.'" "Don't I wish they had called me 'the Rabbit,'" said Blockhead Vignale, remorsefully. And we didn't look at any more photographs.
"Colleagues who were working an early shift were soon on the scene to take the man into custody, where he remorsefully admitted his guilt.
Two decades is a long time but she never looks back remorsefully. It provided her with enough experience to value little things that most of us take for granted.
She was a good-hearted young woman and that she should have brought misfortune to the house of Wong was not a pleasant thought, "If I had only made some enquiries of the Chinese mother as I would have of an American mother before sending in the article, this mightn't have happened," she remorsefully mused.
Remorsefully, tile decorations of building were destroyed during the long years and in particular rapidly since 1950s onwards.
His Highness pointed out that "such important relations include the relations of a Muslim with roads and generally with the entire Muslim community, adding that "remorsefully, Muslims have nowadays procrastinated in maintaining the rights of roads despite their utmost significance and have now forsaken their rights and this led to loss of rights of Muslims and violation of their sanctity although the provisions of Sharia are clear and explicit in this regard".
'Now, the design of your creation is -- not that you should swill, and guzzle, and associate your enjoyments, brutally, with food;' "Toby thought remorsefully of the tripe; 'but that you should feel the Dignity of Labour.