on one's conscience

on one's conscience
causing feelings of guilt.

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  • search one's conscience — perform a self criticism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Conscience — Not to be confused with consciousness. For other uses, see Conscience (disambiguation). Vincent van Gogh, 1890. Kröller Müller Museum. The Good Samaritan (after Delacroix). Conscience is an aptitude, faculty, intuition or judgment of the …   Wikipedia

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