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Sample sentences for the GRE study word compunction

compunction can be used as a noun

1.Linton stood looking at her in sudden compunction and fear. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2.If they fire, Watson, have no compunction about shooting them down.. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
3.I struck him down with no more compunction than if he had been some foul and venomous beast. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
4.I felt no compunction in doing so for under the circumstances I felt that I should protect myself in every way I could. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
5.I could take a human life, if necessary, with far less compunction than that of a poor, unreasoning, irresponsible brute. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
6.This child had taken and lost her treasured amethyst brooch and now sat there calmly reciting the details thereof without the least apparent compunction or repentance. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
7.Not so my companion she ran back in terror, knelt down, and cried, and soothed, and entreated, till he grew quiet from lack of breath by no means from compunction at distressing her. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
8.He had just compunction enough for having done nothing for his sisters himself, to be exceedingly anxious that everybody else should do a great deal and an offer from Colonel Brandon, or a legacy from Mrs. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
9.And if the old man and woman fight for their own, what then, my friend Will the creature feel any compunction at tyrannizing over the. - from The Republic by Plato
10.Gavroche was not without some compunctions in the matter of that letter. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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