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Definitionethical or moral principles that discourage certain kinds of action
- He was a plain rough man; and he made no scruple to speak his doubts of her surviving this second attack; unless she were more submissive to his directions than she had shown herself before.Chapter 12 (74% in)
- 'And yet,' I interrupted, 'you have no scruples in completely ruining all hopes of her perfect restoration, by thrusting yourself into her remembrance now, when she has nearly forgotten you, and involving her in a new tumult of discord and distress.'Chapter 14 (33% in)
- Catherine perceived, as well as I did, that he held it rather a punishment, than a gratification, to endure our company; and she made no scruple of proposing, presently, to depart.Chapter 26 (39% in)
- 'We'll respect Catherine's filial scruples.Chapter 27 (34% in)
There are no more uses of "scruples" in Wuthering Heights.
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