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conscience | guide |

As a noun conscience

is the moral sense of right and wrong, chiefly as it affects one's own behaviour.

As a verb guide is




(en noun)
  • The moral sense of right and wrong, chiefly as it affects one's own behaviour.
  • * 1949 , , as quoted by Virgil Henshaw in Albert Einstein: Philosopher Scientist ,
  • Never do anything against conscience , even if the state demands it.
  • * 1951 , (Isaac Asimov), publication), part V: “The Merchant Princes”, chapter 14, page 175, ¶ 7
  • [“]Twer is not a friend of mine testifying against me reluctantly and for conscience ’ sake, as the prosecution would have you believe. He is a spy, performing his paid job.[”]
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=18 citation , passage=‘Then the father has a great fight with his terrible conscience ,’ said Munday with granite seriousness. ‘Should he make a row with the police […]? Or should he say nothing about it and condone brutality for fear of appearing in the newspapers?}}
  • (chiefly fiction) A personification of the moral sense of right and wrong, usually in the form of a person, a being or merely a voice that gives moral lessons and advices.
  • (obsolete) Consciousness; thinking; awareness, especially self-awareness.
  • * 1603 , (William Shakespeare), (Hamlet) , act 3, scene 1,
  • Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
    And thus the native hue of resolution
    Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought.

    Usage notes

    * Adjectives often used with "conscience": good, bad, guilty. * Phrases: To make conscience of, To make a matter of conscience, to act according to the dictates of conscience concerning (any matter), or to scruple to act contrary to its dictates.

    Derived terms

    * consciencelike * conscience money * conscience vote * conscientious * make conscience * pang of conscience

    See also

    * synteresis



    (wikipedia guide)


    (en noun)
  • Someone who , especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation.
  • The guide led us around the museum and explained the exhibits.
  • * Bible, Psalms xlviii. 14
  • He will be our guide , even unto death.
  • A document or book that offers information or instruction; guidebook.
  • A sign that guides people; guidepost.
  • Any marking or object that catches the eye to provide quick reference.
  • A device that guides part of a machine, or guides motion or action.
  • # A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the buckets in a water wheel.
  • # A grooved director for a probe or knife in surgery.
  • # (printing, dated) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy being set.
  • (occult) A spirit believed to speak through a medium.
  • (military) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.
  • Derived terms

    * career guide * Girl Guide * guidance * guidebook * guide dog * guideline * guide on the side * guidepost * mountain guide * style guide * tour guide * user guide * user's guide


  • to serve as a guide for someone or something; to lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Guide me to your sovereign's court.
  • to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.
  • to exert control or influence over someone or something.
  • * Bible, Psalms cxii. 5
  • He will guide his affairs with discretion.
  • to supervise the education or training of someone.
  • to act as a guide.
  • References

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