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Self-conviction

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Self-conviction The act of convicting one's self, or the state of being self-convicted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n self-conviction Conviction proceeding from one's own consciousness, knowledge, or confession.
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Usage

In literature:

Thus self-convicted, he is imprisoned for many years.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
The truth is, our democracy lacks calmness and solidity, the repose and self-reliance which come of long habitude and settled conviction.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) Margaret Smith's Journal in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, 1678-9; Tales and Sketches; My Summer with Dr. Singletary: A Fragment; and Others" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The truth is, our democracy lacks calmness and solidity, the repose and self-reliance which come of long habitude and settled conviction.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
She was the Sinner, convicted and self-convicted.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
A liar he stands self-convicted of being.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
This self-confidence was based on a very deep and broad religious feeling, and carried conviction with it.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
At which being silenced tho' not convicted, he turned from me in a violent Rage, and left me to my self.
"Military Memoirs of Capt. George Carleton" by Daniel Defoe
It may often be a necessary step in self-conviction.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
He is a convicted and self-acknowledged pirate.
"Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader" by R. M. Ballantyne
It seems sometimes as if one's own conviction concerning one's self goes a long way towards establishing that of other people.
"The Shoulders of Atlas" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
In serving Bowen his attitude was that of one self-convicted of unworthiness.
"Patricia Brent, Spinster" by Herbert Jenkins
She was the sinner convicted and self-convicted.
"Stand Up, Ye Dead" by Norman Maclean
His self-confidence and faith will carry conviction, and stir them with enthusiasm for the undertaking.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
Already self-convicted of the blasphemy of infidelity, he stood in his pulpit in the infinitely ignoble guise of a culprit before the law.
"The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains" by Charles Egbert Craddock
It is neither presumption nor self-conceit, it is my pure conviction; but we like to be treated with proper consideration.
"A Fantasy of Far Japan" by Baron Kencho Suyematsu
Do I stand here a hypocrite, self-convicted?
"For the Right" by Karl Emil Franzos
Of this barbarous, abominable act the Duke of Wessex stood self-convicted.
"The Tangled Skein" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
The only thing truthful about him was the evidence of character stamped on his self-convicting appearance.
"By Right of Sword" by Arthur W. Marchmont
His former domineering conviction that he was right had given place to a gentler, more tolerant, and smiling self-confidence.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
He stood speechless, motionless, self-convicted; and had all lain with him, all had been known.
"The Abbess Of Vlaye" by Stanley J. Weyman
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In poetry:

My soul, a sullen silence keeps
Meanwhile, and self-convicted weeps,
Or mute as is the fin-row'd fry,
'Tis only sometimes heard to sigh.
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Now convicted, drug peddler revealed self to informant.
Self-employed horse trainer appeals forgery conviction to Supreme Court.
Self-described 'monster' convicted of suffocating Arlington pastor.
It's about following one's instincts, self-conviction, perseverance and bending the rules to find the truth.
Self-described "hacktivist" Christopher Weatherhead showed no emotion after being convicted of conspiracy to impair the operation of computers.
A self-confessed drug dealer has been convicted in South Florida of killing a man he owed $10,000.
Four self-described "revolutionaries" arrested while protesting the NYPD's stop-and- frisk practices were convicted yesterday after an eight-day trial.
A suspected arson at a self-storage facility in Killeen, Texas, has inspired the local Crime Stoppers organization to offer a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Self-employed horse trainer appeals forgery conviction to Supreme Court.
Self-help guru convicted in Arizona sweat lodge deaths.
The conviction is Tank 's classic entrepreneurial traits: drive, risk-taking and self determination.
Perhaps it is one of the fruits of the "self-esteem" emphasis in our schools that so many people feel confident to voice strong convictions about things they know little or nothing about — or, worse yet, are misinformed about.
True, some people still have firm convictions about the virtues Mr Wolfe is most interested in loyalty, self-discipline, honesty and forgiveness.
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