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 Meanings and Examples of GUILT
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guilt
 n.  state of one who has broken a moral or political law; crime; criminality; offense against right
Classic Sentence: (79 in 6 pages)
1  A cold qualm of guilt assailed Scarlett at the thought of Ellen's consternation, should she ever learn of her daughter's scandalous conduct.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  "I'm always your little girl," Scarlett would say and bury her head upon Ellen's breast, her guilt rising up to accuse her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  The family ate it with relish but a sense of guilt, knowing very well Pork had stolen it, as he had stolen the peas and corn.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
4  At this question, Peter's jaw suddenly dropped and guilt and consternation swept over his wrinkled black face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
5  She seemed to be reading her mind and Scarlett dropped her eyes unwillingly, the first feeling of guilt at her intended conduct creeping over her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
6  She peered quickly at Frank and, when she saw who it was, her face changed--pleasure, bewilderment and something akin to guilt spreading over it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
7  "Oh," breathed Scarlett, guilt struggling with joy that Ashley should feel so deeply about her, should still think her sweet.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
8  Of course, Rhett had nothing to do with it and the guilt was hers but, after all, another black mark on Rhett could do him no harm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
9  As usual they would cast the blame upon the woman and shrug at the man's guilt.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
10  She was too frightened and weighed down by a sense of past guilt to try to understand it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
11  The additional burden of her guilt with Ashley and Melanie's defense was more than she could bear.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
12  The tarnish of shame and guilt that enveloped her spread to him as well.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
13  As he came toward her, she saw that there was grief in his eyes and also dislike and contempt that flooded her frightened heart with guilt.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
14  But secretly she was creeping among fears, longing, and guilt.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
15  She waited for him; she reveled in longing, and in a sense of guilt because she longed.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  She had feelings of guilt about leaving her children and going to work.
2  He did not appear to be overburdened with guilt.
3  We can't just assume her guilt.
4  We mustn't assume the suspects' guilt.
5  But the reverse is true when an attorney represents a person who is obviously guilty or whose guilt is widely perceived.
6  I never call her and every time she calls me I have a guilt trip.
7  Don't lay a guilt trip on your child about schoolwork.
8  Don't take guilt trips.
9  The police established his guilt beyond all doubt.
10  The court absolved him of guilt in her death.
11  The courts determine questions of guilt and innocence.
12  The prosecution's task in a case is to establish a person's guilt beyond any reasonable doubt.
13  Her emotions had ranged from anger to guilt in the space of a few seconds.
14  A clever lawyer can cozen the prisoner into an admission of guilt.
15  A clever lawyer should be able to trick the prisoner into an admission of guilt.