One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
One's feelings of honour, loyalty, or duty; one's conscience or sense of morality.
- ‘It was a period when middle-class fathers often withdrew behind taciturnity and rituals of manliness, when mothers stifled their finer feelings and aspirations behind domestic routines.’
- ‘More specifically addressing Freeman Dyson's essay, Freeman writes ‘If we are partly analog, the downloading of a human consciousness into a digital computer may involve a certain loss of our finer feelings and qualities.’’
- ‘It addresses our finer feelings, and gives exercise to every mild and generous propensity ’.’
- ‘You're trying to appeal to his finer feelings, and people who write for that slimy rag don't have any.’
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