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The Merchant of Venice
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scruples
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The Merchant of Venice
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  • Shed thou no blood; nor cut thou less nor more, But just a pound of flesh: if thou tak’st more, Or less, than a just pound, be it but so much As makes it light or heavy in the substance, Or the division of the twentieth part Of one poor scruple; nay, if the scale do turn But in the estimation of a hair, Thou diest, and all thy goods are confiscate.

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  • She doesn’t share my scruples on the subject.
  • Her scruples were not so strong as to withstand her friend’s arguments.

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