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noun as in soul-searching

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Actually, after much heart searching and head scratching, my mind has made itself up and has gone home by cable to-day.

The time of the sharpening of the sword is the time for His people to trim their lamps, for earnest heart-searching and prayer.

After a time of great heart-searching and deep spiritual experience, he was led to embrace the Christian faith, and was baptized.

There were times of heart-searching and crying out to God, which showed that His Spirit was still at work in their hearts.

It took a great deal of bitter heart searching for the conscientious early slave-holders to settle this question.


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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heart-searching, such as: contemplation, meditation, reflection, scrutiny, self-examination, and soul-searching.

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