search one's heart

search one's heart или search one's soul  {v. phr.},  {formal}
Анализировать чьи-л. мотивы и действия; пытаться понять был ли кто-л. или поступок справедлив и честен.
The teacher searched his heart trying to decide if he had been unfair in failing Tom.
- heart-searching или soul-searching  {n.} or  {adj.}
After much heart-searching, Jean told Beth she was sorry for the unkind things she had said.
The minister preached a soul-searching sermon about the thoughtless ways people hurt each other.
Категории: feelings {adj.} {formal} {n.} {v. phr.}

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