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have a clean conscience

To be guiltless or have no feelings of guilt or remorse over something. Don't you dare accuse me of causing this, I have a clean conscience! Some people think I should have treated him better, but I have a clean conscience in this whole affair.
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From my gains in that business I can pay for the Presidency, which at $50,000 a year will give me in four years - " but it took him so long to make the calculation that the bill to subsidise cat-ranches passed without his vote, and he was compelled to return to his constituents an honest man, tormented with a clean conscience.
I looked round me tranquilly and contentedly, like a quiet ghost with a clean conscience sitting inside the bars of a snug family vault.
She was sure that, with a clean conscience to-day, she could set the love-hungry little girl's heart at rest.
“I may say not guilty, with a clean conscience,” returned Natty; “for there’s no guilt in doing what’s right; and I’d rather died on the spot, than had him put foot in the hut at that moment.”
I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory.
I'd like to get off this planet with a clean conscience. I haven't actually deliberately gone out of my way to harm anybody, at least who didn't deserve to be harmed.
"Then someone in the West would breathe easily and shun the responsibility with a clean conscience. This will be very regrettable," he stated.
Tons and tons brought into our beautiful once-pristine islands by merchants without a conscience -- what's a clean conscience against dirty profits?
Such squeaky clean conscience keepers make for boring, insipid cinema.
Mr Richards said his client wants to get clean and admitted other offences so he could return home 'with a clean conscience.'.
Yap smiled and replied in Hokkien: "Have a clean conscience, so one can sleep soundly every night.
And the same people at the helm of the club still sleep calmly and eat with a clean conscience.
I with my team worked head and heart with a clean conscience to retrieve and compensate financial funds so that the bank can come upto the mark of a recognized financial institution and Alhamdullilah!
This will condemn them forever, whereas a clean conscience will bestow those who listened to its sacred voice a holy boldness before God.