"Then they would kill her with as little compunction as they would a fly," he said. "
Johnnie moved to her quickly, putting a hand on her shoulder, remembering with swift compunction that the poor woman's burdens were trebled since Laurella lay ill, and Pap gave up so much of his time to hanging anxiously about his young wife.
Ninon was the acknowledged guide and leader, and all submitted to her sway without the slightest envy or jealousy, and it may also be said, without the slightest compunctions or remorse of conscience.
Now I, who a minute before had been in danger from this very crew, was smitten with a sudden compunction.
Through no disturbance of my soul, Or strong compunction in me wrought, I supplicate for thy control.
He acknowledged his disloyalty to the king with expressions of great compunction.
And then the very raving of the wind seemed hushed with awe; the very breakers plunged more silently towards the shore, with something of a sullen compunction; and as we stood and strained our eyes into the gloom, one black plank after another crawled up out of the darkness upon the head of the coming surge, and threw itself at our feet like the corpse of a drowning man, too spent to struggle more.
They, like the Anglicans, felt sufficient compunction of conscience to take steps to Christianize the slaves, lest the Catholics, whom they had derided as undesirable churchmen, should put the Protestants to shame.
Now to their love and worth of every kind, A soft compunction turns the afflicted mind; Virtues neglected then, adored become, And graces slighted, blossom on the tomb."
Those whom he has been the chief cause of leading into ruin, he can neglect and desert without the smallest compunction.
I recognised all this, I say, in the momentary glance I cast at their stern and unresponsive figures; but the courage which had served me in lesser extremities did not fail me now, and, kneeling down before my dead betrothed, I kissed her cold white hand with sincere compunction, before attempting the garbled and probably totally incoherent story with which I endeavoured to explain the inexplainable situation.
She knew that this was not quite fair, and the look that it brought to his face--a twinge of pain like neuralgia--awakened a sharp compunction in her.
The boy looked up at his uncle with eyes that were full of shamed compunction.
cried Leslie pitifully; and then a secret compunction seized her, thinking of her own little elegant, odd-minute work, which was all she had to interfere with mountain pleasure.
with quick compunction. "
He kissed her forehead and patted her shoulder with a queer compunction that had never troubled him before in his dealings with her.
But instead of producing, as might be wished, private compunction and immediate reformation, it kindled only rage and resentment.
The old compunction I had felt at first against dragging Tommy and Joyce into my affairs suddenly came back to me with renewed force.
Hook: I imagine it's a natural compunction.
If brought to the test, I should probably act rather as I think than as I feel, without, however, being able to escape the stab of an instant compunction and the secret wound of a long humiliation.
His glistening eyes turned up toward my face with so piteous a look that it was with feelings of infinite compunction that I shot him through the head with a pistol.
Man or woman, we ought to have some humane compunction, some little hesitation in sitting down to play at that game from which the winner rises only wearied with unmerited good fortune, the loser, haggard, miserable, stripped and beggared for life.
I overcome Moll's honest compunctions, lay hold of three thousand pounds more, and do otherwise play the part of rascal to perfection.
It belongs to us, my brethren, to meditate to-day on this fact in the spirit of holy compunction; to us consecrated to the ministry of the altars, to us priests of Jesus Christ, whom God has chosen in His Church to be the dispensers of His sacraments.
But the varlet to argue with me!--to pretend to convince a man, who knows in is heart that he is doing a wrong thing!--He must needs think that this would put me upon trying what I could say for myself; and when the extended compunction can be carried from the heart to the lips it must evaporate in words.
The newness of the sight shall move the bitterest compunction and the truest remorse; but afterwards, trust me, dear lady, the happiest effects of a returning peace, and a gracious comfort, to him, to you, and all of us.
Yet he was unreasonable enough to continue his expectations that Mason should do what he had, without any apparent compunction, omitted to do himself; for after speaking of Brown, the unfortunate author of Barbarossa, who was also an ecclesiastic, he adds: "How much shall I honour one, who has a stronger propensity to poetry, and has got a greater name in it, if he performs his promise to me of putting away these idle baggages after his sacred espousal."