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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Gove should search his conscience about whether he is a suitable candidate for the highest office in the land.
Lumberjack Ian Ward should search his conscience and hang his head in shame whenever he sees a tree standing in our great city.
POLICE are appealing for a suspect who left his victim unconscious after an unprovoked attack to 'search his conscience' and turn himself in.
"I would also like to take the opportunity to appeal to the van driver to search his conscience and to do the right thing and to come forward.
After Frank endures a serious injury, it is up to Chris to discover his own capabilities and search his conscience for what is right.
I have little confidence that he will search his conscience and resign altogether, as his response, when questioned about his previous role as Cabinet Member for Children's Services in Rotherham, was to say it wasn't all down to him, that the abuse of young white children by men of Pakistani origin, had been brushed under the carpet, but that it was "collective responsibility" of all 63 councillors in Rotherham.
He clearly needs to search his conscience and may have a hard time finding it on this latest debacle in his Labour Government.
"I want Smart to know she is dead, to search his conscience and to own up to what he has done."
Given that the findings of this commission are not binding, I hope that our primate can search his conscience, pray for wisdom, listen to the members of our church and find the courage to say "thanks for-the advice" to the commission and then continue to proceed with our own enlightened course of action.
Another speaker, Carol Horne, became tearful as she appealed to the absent Smith to search his conscience and faith about the legitimacy of the war against Iraq.
The mum-of-four said she hoped the man would search his conscience and come forward.
He said: "We would appeal to him to search his conscience and come forward at this distressing time for the deceased's family as he will have information to help them come to terms with this tragedy."
ECHO And they called on the gunman to search his conscience and hand himself in.
A MAN who knew child killer Brian Field today called on him to "search his conscience" as police continued searching for two schoolboys who vanished ten years ago.
A FORMER pub landlord who knew child killer Brian Field today called on him to "search his conscience" as police continue hunting for two Birmingham schoolboys who vanished ten years ago.
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