An anguished conscience. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Noun : the anguish of grief. From Dictionary.com.
Verb (used without object) : to anguish over the loss of a loved one. From Dictionary.com.
His expression anguished, he rested one hand on her head, the other tightly covering her nape, guiding her head back. From Wordnik.com. [Demon From The Dark] Reference
As Paul says, all creation groans in anguished anticipation of the day when God's glory will transfigure all things. From Wordnik.com. [Archive 2005-01-01] Reference
You look almost anguished, which is exactly right. From Wordnik.com. [The Wayward Muse] Reference
He looked up, his expression anguished. From Wordnik.com. [A Hopeless Romantic] Reference
The words came in short, anguished gasps. From Wordnik.com. [Where Eagles Dare]
There was a kind of anguished bitterness in the last words. From Wordnik.com. [The Seeker] Reference
Family 'anguished' as details of teen's slaying read in court. From Wordnik.com. [canada.com Top Stories] Reference
When he arrived, his protege was visibly anguished. From Wordnik.com. [Whew!] Reference
Sinkler's anguished father threatened to sue the city. From Wordnik.com. [Deadly Lessons] Reference
"I want life to be sane," laments the anguished Philip. From Wordnik.com. [Broadway Mind-Stretchers] Reference
It's like those letters we all wrote-anguished, tormented. From Wordnik.com. [Testing Ground] Reference
Days later, his anguished parents took their son off life support. From Wordnik.com. [Drinking And Dying] Reference
As a lambent dusk turns gold, anguished cries go up all over town. From Wordnik.com. [The Info-Warriors] Reference
Clinton looked at the anguished expression on the face of his old friend. From Wordnik.com. [The Mystery Of The White House Suicide] Reference
Civilian relief workers were anguished by their losing race against death. From Wordnik.com. [A Race With Death] Reference
The news triggered a stampede of anguished protest from British animal lovers. From Wordnik.com. [Regent's Park: Gorillas On The List] Reference
The Atlantic alliance has produced anguished hand-wringing since its inception. From Wordnik.com. [Holing Up Inside Fortress Europe] Reference
I anguished, mentally reaching for an editing pencil to strike out some fawning adjectives. From Wordnik.com. [History In The Making] Reference
That harsh reality has forced U.S. conservatives to begin an anguished postelection inquest. From Wordnik.com. [How Big Government Never Left] Reference
The Journal's disclosure ended several year of anguished silence for Carson and his colleagues. From Wordnik.com. [Not In His Own Words] Reference
An anguished cancer victim who was still completely rational might have made a better candidate. From Wordnik.com. [The Doctor's Suicide Van] Reference
But they will be a far more coherent -- and less anguished -- minority than the Democrats are now. From Wordnik.com. [Will Perot Wax The Democrats?] Reference
The Iraqi staffers, the anguished family members back home, the worried friends and colleagues. From Wordnik.com. [Bartering Human Lives] Reference
Already, we are deluged with anguished analyses of our faults and vast schemes for self-improvement. From Wordnik.com. [The Vices Of Our Virtues] Reference
He acknowledged guilt, responsibility, repentance; his spiritual mentors found him sincerely anguished. From Wordnik.com. [Inside A Third Reich Insider] Reference
No one could have formulated his theory any more elegantly — or anguished more over its implications. From Wordnik.com. [Who Was More Important: Lincoln or Darwin?] Reference
"Searching a village, we found a young guy ... with his daughter," said one anguished veteran on camera. From Wordnik.com. [Fallen Heroes] Reference
As always, there are sirens, floodlights, ambulances, body bags, anguished relatives waiting for the news. From Wordnik.com. [Death Ride] Reference
But look: after years of increasingly anguished Western calls for China to free its currency, Beijing finally has. From Wordnik.com. [Not Quite So Cheap] Reference
Sharp jokes: The jokes of the late-night talk-show circuit are sure to be sharper, and Robb is obviously anguished. From Wordnik.com. [Senator Robb's Walk On The Wild Side] Reference
From beginning to end, this visually striking film radiates the sickly, anguished intensity Bacon created on canvas. From Wordnik.com. [Film Clips] Reference
So there weren't moments in that campaign where I anguished, "Oh goodness, is my black authenticity being questioned?". From Wordnik.com. [Following His Instincts] Reference
As the new film opens, Adrian (Talia Shire) has died, and although years have passed, Rocky is still anguished by her loss. From Wordnik.com. [Rocky's Final Round] Reference
What they didn't expect was what they got: anguished retellings of horrific crimes that reminded us why we have the death penalty. From Wordnik.com. [Pondering Death Row] Reference
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