Definition of Sense of right and wrong

1. Noun. Motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sense Of Right And Wrong

sense experience
sense impression
sense modality
sense of balance
sense of craft
sense of direction
sense of duty
sense of equilibrium
sense of hearing
sense of humor
sense of humour
sense of identity
sense of movement
sense of purpose
sense of responsibility
sense of right and wrong (current term)
sense of shame
sense of smell
sense of taste
sense of the meeting
sense of touch
sense organ
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Literary usage of Sense of right and wrong

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1. Essays on the Principles of Morality: And on the Private and Political by Jonathan Dymond (1842)
"If sense of right and wrong is natural to us, it is because He who created us has placed it in our minds. The conclusion too is inevitable, that this sense ..."

2. Bibliotheca Sacra and American Biblical Repository (1852)
"We are not merely taught this from abroad, but this teaching makes its appeal to the sense of right and wrong, which God has made eternal in our own souls. ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"... and obliterating the sense of right and wrong, and depriving the accused of the power of choosing between right and wrong as to the particular net done, ..."

4. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1846)
"The sense of right and wrong takes its place, with him, amongst the other powerful instincts in nature which stimulate and rouse, lead to action, ..."

5. Plymouth Pulpit: Sermons Preached in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn by Henry Ward Beecher (1875)
"There is in man the sense of right and wrong; and not merely the sense of it, but the organization which is adapted to it. In other words, as in every ..."

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