prick of conscience

noun phrase

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: a feeling of guilt He felt a prick of conscience.

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“Prick of conscience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prick%20of%20conscience. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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