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prick somebody’s conscience

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprick somebody’s conscienceprick somebody’s conscienceGUILTY/FEEL GUILTYif something pricks someone’s conscience or their conscience pricks them, they feel guilty or ashamed Her conscience pricked her as she told the lie. prick
Examples from the Corpus
prick somebody’s conscienceGordimer's novels pricked the conscience of white South Africans.
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