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scruples
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The Idiot
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  • This good flunkey, in spite of his conscientious scruples, really could not resist continuing such a very genteel and agreeable conversation.
  • You do not scruple to make a libertine of that noble man; you call him a sensualist as coolly as if you were speaking the truth, and yet it would not be possible to find a chaster man.

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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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