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.
Specialized synonyms: Superego, Small Voice, Voice Of Conscience, Wee Small Voice, Sense Of Duty, Sense Of Shame
Generic synonyms: Ethical Motive, Ethics, Morality, Morals
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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 ..."