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Each person must vote according to his or her own conscience.
The decision must be a matter of individual conscience.
It's hard to imagine how people live with a guilty conscience.
We want to leave with a clear conscience, knowing we did the job right.
After a night of wrestling with his conscience, he decided to go to the police.
People give a few pounds to charity in order to ease their consciences.
This is the British English definition of conscience. View American English definition of conscience.
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