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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishheart-searchingˈheart-ˌsearching noun [uncountable]  THINK ABOUTthe process of examining very carefully your feelings about something or your reasons for doing something syn soul-searching
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heart-searchingThey are, in their way, a national heart-searching as well as an economic balance-sheet.But there is no denying that in the nineteenth century it greatly intensified, causing a good deal of heart-searching.For most members, supporting their frontbench is normal and the occasions when they rebel are rare and cause them some heart-searching.
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