moral sense

  1. motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
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How To Use moral sense In A Sentence

  • But Morse's unerring moral sense is not recuperable to law and order rhetoric.
  • Moral insensibility, which is decidedly more congenital than contracted, is either total or partial, and is displayed in criminals who inflict personal injuries, as much as in others, with a variety of symptoms which I have recorded elsewhere, and which are eventually reduced to these conditions of the moral sense in a large number of criminals -- a lack of repugnance to the idea and execution of the offence, previous to its commission, and the absence of remorse after committing it. Criminal Sociology
  • Exactly the same difficulty arises, when we endeavour to account for the development of the moral sense or conscience in savage man; for although the _practice_ of benevolence, honesty, or truth, may have been useful to the tribe possessing these virtues, that does not at all account for the peculiar _sanctity_, attached to actions which each tribe considers right and moral, as contrasted with the very different feelings with which they regard what is merely _useful_. Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays
  • We dare not contemplate an Atlantis, a scheme out of which our coxcombical moral sense is for a little transitory ease excluded. English literary criticism
  • America has the moral sense and willingness to reform and change so as to become a better nation. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • It may be, then, that I have the makings of a soulless, bloodless, heartless academic in me; it may be that I have no moral sense, no conscience, no shame.
  • Even, however, when we have put aside the vast number of venereally infected people who may be said to be, in the narrowest and most conventionally moral sense, "innocent" victims of the diseases they have contracted, there is still much to be said on this question. Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 Sex in Relation to Society
  • Man is gifted with a moral sense by which he distinguishes good from evil.
  • A government spokesman also adjured German companies to use their "moral sense" when doing business with Iran and that "the government is expecting some sensitivity from businesses. Abraham H. Foxman: Europe's Contradictions on Iran Sanctions
  • The dominie was a poor creature, whose necessities compelled him to abide in our neighborhood, though his moral sense was greatly shocked at the crimes which were often perpetrated around him. Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851
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