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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’He must be done something with, brother Ned,’ said the other, warmly; ’we must disregard his old scruples; they can’t be tolerated, or borne.
  • The general impression seemed to be, that as an explanation of Mr Gregsbury’s political conduct, it did not enter quite enough into detail; and one gentleman in the rear did not scruple to remark aloud, that, for his purpose, it savoured rather too much of a ’gammon’ tendency.
  • Tim’s head being powdered like a twelfth cake, and his spectacles copied with great nicety, strangers detected a close resemblance to him at the first glance, and this leading them to suspect that the other must be his wife, and emboldening them to say so without scruple, Mrs Linkinwater grew very proud of these achievements in time, and considered them among the most successful likenesses she had ever painted.

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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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