clear conscience


: a knowledge or belief that one has done nothing bad or wrong
At least now I can face him with a clear conscience.

Examples of clear conscience in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, if the daughter comes asking for rent money, Mom can say no with a clear conscience, and hopefully with no hard feelings all around, as this was all laid out in advance. Annie Lane, Anchorage Daily News, 19 July 2023 At the end of the play, no one can possibly have a clear conscience. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2023

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“Clear conscience.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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