1 He goes to make my brother prisoner," said Prince John to De Bracy, "with as little touch of compunction, as if it but concerned the liberty of a Saxon franklin.
2 Why, then they have some compunction, and are for making up matters with Heaven.
3 Those whom he has been the chief cause of leading into ruin, he can neglect and desert without the smallest compunction.
4 If they fire, Watson, have no compunction about shooting them down.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
5 I struck him down with no more compunction than if he had been some foul and venomous beast.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
6 I thank heaven that my compunction at leaving poor Staunton all alone in this plight caused me to turn my carriage back and so to make your acquaintance.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
7 "It was horrid of me to say that of Gerty," she said with charming compunction.
8 Gerty paused with sudden compunction.
9 She must find some way out of the slough into which she had stumbled: it was not so much compunction as the dread of her morning thoughts that pressed on her the need of action.
10 The owners were ordered not to return, the Free Speech was suspended with as little compunction as the business of the "People's Grocery" broken up and the proprietors murdered.
11 It will take us a long time to go the round of the farms and exploit the men, and all the time the suitors will be wasting your estate with impunity and without compunction.
12 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.
13 I had little doubt then, and I have less doubt now, that he would have knocked me down without the least compunction, if I had hesitated.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
14 So much compunction for having ever wronged him, even by a shapeless thought, did I feel within me, that the confession of having done so was rising to my lips.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 29. I VISIT STEERFORTH AT HIS HOME, AGAIN
15 I felt no compunction in doing so, for under the circumstances I felt that I should protect myself in every way I could.