scruple


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a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains

uneasiness about the fitness of an action

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an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action

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hesitate on moral grounds

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raise scruples

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have doubts about

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#1500, and perhaps a great deal more, and that the captain said so; and if the captain was asked at any time about me, he made no scruple to affirm it, though he knew not one word of the matter, other than that his wife had told him so; and in this he thought no harm, for he really believed it to be so, because he had it from his wife: so slender a foundation will those fellows build upon, if they do but think there is a fortune in the game.
This was my man; but I was to try him to the bottom, and indeed in that consisted my safety; for if he baulked, I knew I was undone, as surely as he was undone if he took me; and if I did not make some scruple about his fortune, it was the way to lead him to raise some about mine; and first, therefore, I pretended on all occasions to doubt his sincerity, and told him, perhaps he only courted me for my fortune.
By your account, he does seem to have had some scruples. It is a pity that they were ever got over."
The attachment, from which against honour, against feeling, against every better interest he had outwardly torn himself, now, when no longer allowable, governed every thought; and the connection, for the sake of which he had, with little scruple, left her sister to misery, was likely to prove a source of unhappiness to himself of a far more incurable nature.
In the interests of absolute scruple, it should be pointed out that Madonna has often been the subject of Ms.
Falstaff is totally unapologetic: he revels in his lechery and chicanery, lies without scruple and, when caught in a lie, unabashedly seeks to turn everything to his own advantage.
Though as a first step the G20 was a huge diplomatic achievement for Gordon Brown, the lack of remorse and evident lack of scruple across banking which must revolt all professionals, if there are any, the agreements lack teeth, whilst the IMF's enhanced role is like choosing an even bigger fox to guard the hens.
The Prime Minister yesterday branded Saddam Hussein a lying cheat "without moral scruple" as the Iraqi leader was warned that a military strike could fatally undermine his powerbase.
It would not seem that we can subordinate discourse to life so easily here, but must search for their unity in an "ethics of inquiry" that seeks to combine spiritual longing and aspiration on the one hand with intellectual scruple and modesty on the other.
"[T]he same false teachers do not scruple to do away with the trusting and loving which the woman owes the man." Divorce derives from the lack of respect for the husband which is the inevitable consequence of the failure of women to yield to the just authority of their husbands.
Ron Gower, Corringham, EssexThe Anorak says: Horatio Bottomley(1860-1933) was an orphan whose adventurism, plausibility and lack of scruple in business matters made him very rich.
Blumhofer--Aimee Scruple McPherson: Everybody's Sister (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1993)--and Daniel Mark Epstein--Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Scruple McPherson (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1993)--welt extensively on McPherson's early life, which Sutton summarizes briefly.
In the old days, a small sharp stone was called a scruple.Therefore, someone with scruples was a person with an anxiety or doubt about moral issues.
Such a shame that, unlike them, our board and owner haven't a single scruple amongst them."
Without scruple or guile I adored you, Folie-Mericourt, silent intruder.