search (one's) conscience

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search (one's) conscience

To carefully consider or think about one's own motivations for doing something. We're asking upper management to search their consciences and realize that this decision will negatively impact every employee in the company. I know you're hurt right now, but search your conscience—you don't want to go through with this.
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I have searched my conscience and other people should look at their actions in all of this.
I have searched my conscience, not in a spirit of obstinacy but in a genuine reconsideration in the light of what we know now, in answer to that question,' he said.
I have searched my conscience and my heart and find that I cannot accept this nomination,'' Andrews said, in a brief curtain speech at Wednesday's matinee.