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  • I understand your qualms, Lord Eddard, truly I do.   (source)
    qualms = feelings of uneasiness
  • I had no qualms at all; in fact I could feel now the gathering, glowing sense of sureness in the face of it. I was ready for the war, now that I no longer had any hatred to contribute to it.   (source)
    qualms = uneasy feelings
  • She was like a bride-to-be who begins to feel her sickening qualms as the day approaches, and dares not speak her mind because so many preparations have been made on her behalf.   (source)
  • Kit shook off her qualms and set her own face towards home and another dull evening.   (source)
  • Do you have any particular qualms about leaving Pencey?   (source)
    qualms = uneasiness
  • I've had some qualms myself.   (source)
    qualms = uneasy feelings
  • Just remember," I warned her, "our pretty cloud cat would have no qualms about lunching on you."†   (source)
  • She'd had no qualms dismissing her when she found a lucrative means to do it, a way that could keep her free of guilt because, after all, they needed to find an antidote.†   (source)
  • We had qualms about inviting Black Dog as he was known to be trouble, but he had just bought a "bomb," a 1950s car cut low and sleek, and we needed the ride.†   (source)
  • She was beginning to say something no doubt totally dismissive of my qualms when I noticed, more with curiosity than alarm, that Marley had hooked both of his front paws over the edge of the half-open window.†   (source)
  • I felt no qualms at all about what I was about to do.†   (source)
  • Yet I would guess if someone were shooting at them and they had to hold their family members while they bled out against an enemy who hid behind their children, played dead only to throw a grenade as they got closer, and who had no qualms about sending their toddler to die from a grenade from which they personally pulled the pin—they would be less concerned with playing nicely.†   (source)
  • For another, I knew he would read too much into my qualms.†   (source)
  • Crane marches confidently toward us, no sign of any qualms about meeting a man with mental illness.†   (source)
  • For Claudia had no qualms about killing.†   (source)
  • Not because Annie might still be alive; he could roast her alive with no qualms at all.†   (source)
  • Whoever was doing it this time had no qualms about dropping a knee onto my back, along with their entire weight.†   (source)
  • But hunger cures my qualms.†   (source)
  • I had no qualms when it came to writing frankly about Hall, Fischer, or Sandy Pittman, each of whom had been aggressively seeking media attention for years.†   (source)
  • But Reilly shared none of the medical community's qualms about Goldman's findings.†   (source)
  • It celebrated technology without moral qualms.†   (source)
  • Mom had no qualms about getting into things there, and the building super had come by twice in the last couple of months to ask them to keep it down.†   (source)
  • But how was she to push away not just her qualms but her confusion?†   (source)
  • Any qualms?†   (source)
  • He wouldnt have no qualms about showin em which way we'd headed.†   (source)
  • You got qualms, tell me about them.†   (source)
  • Annie was not without qualms about it and nor, she guessed, would Robert be.†   (source)
  • If Harlon had any qualms about fighting he kept them to himself.†   (source)
  • THE HOTEL THREE DOORS down has no such qualms, although I dislike this clerk almost as much as the other.†   (source)
  • Raffe has no qualms about stripping in front of strangers.†   (source)
  • Erasers simpled everything up: They had no qualms about killing, so you had to lose your squeamishness about it too.†   (source)
  • "No qualms of conscience?" he said.†   (source)
  • And yet you have qualms over blowing up a computer!†   (source)
  • Sock it to me, baby, which means, roughly, the same thing, has been adopted by Nathaniel Hawthorne's descendants with no qualms or hesitations at all, along with let it all hang out and right on!†   (source)
  • Pumphrey may be a Confederate sympathizer and a full-fledged member of the secessionist movement, but he has no qualms about making an honest buck off this night of Union celebration.†   (source)
  • My qualms about taking Kay into the woods were quickly relieved.†   (source)
  • And since it was a strip club, the judge didn't have any qualms about Landers executing the warrant during business hours.†   (source)
  • And here I admit I had senseless qualms.†   (source)
  • Certainly it would not make me rich, though I suspect I might in some small way augment an income badly depleted by the needs of your poor aunts down in N.C. But I am balked by the aforementioned serious qualms and reservations.†   (source)
  • Well, I thought, if it concerns me I shall hear soon enough, and if not I shall have saved myself a walk...So with ordinary things I sought to still my qualms.†   (source)
  • A true prince of Amber should have had no such qualms.†   (source)
  • That thief Ben Reich must have had conscience qualms for he threw it into open court, and by some legal hokey-pokey Wilson Jordan came up with it.†   (source)
  • I no longer had any qualms about that, although I couldn't help being glad that it would not be at Devon, at anywhere like Devon, that I would have that.   (source)
  • It was barely more than a dirt track strewn with gravel and overhung on both sides by trees, so desolate he felt no qualms about standing in the middle of it.   (source)
    qualms = uneasiness
  • I was suddenly very calm, and my qualms all seemed unimportant.†   (source)
  • Melanie was irritated with Ian, too, and nervous about the outcome of his qualms.†   (source)
  • Shiva had no such qualms because he stayed in the toolshed late into the night.†   (source)
  • Radchaai have few qualms about killing humans, especially noncitizen humans, but you're very cautious about starting wars with aliens.†   (source)
  • I had already seen in Rob's mind that despite what they claimed their mission was, they didn't have any qualms about offing a few kids if it meant getting the ones they wanted.†   (source)
  • I don't mean the wedding—which I am positive you will survive despite your qualms—but afterward...what about Renée, what about Charlie?†   (source)
  • Her replacement had qualms—she couldn't have hidden that from her ship—but said nothing and did as she was told.†   (source)
  • When he teased her, she teased him right back; when he pushed the boundaries, she had no qualms about putting him in his place.†   (source)
  • What she'd do exactly depended on the circumstances, of course, but she had no qualms about screaming or running or setting Singer loose on the guy if she had to.†   (source)
  • Oh, I have a few qualms, all right.†   (source)
  • His innocence proven again and again, Parker had no qualms about putting his name into the pool when, late in 1864, the Metropolitan Police Department began providing White House bodyguards.†   (source)
  • But as Herman Miller tinkered with the design, coming up with new and better prototypes, and got people to overcome their qualms, the scores began to inch up.†   (source)
  • He spoke intensely about Mc-Donald's, but stressed that its arrogant behavior was just one manifestation of a much larger problem now confronting the world: the rise of powerful multinationals that shift capital across borders with few qualms, that feel no allegiance to any nation, no loyalty to any group of farmers, workers, or consumers.†   (source)
  • Dunwoody suspected Barlowe was most likely selling narcotics, but so long as he paid Dunwoody's hefty fees and maintained a certain amount of decorum in Dunwoody's presence, the lawyer had no qualms about camouflaging the cash.†   (source)
  • But Shiva had no such qualms.†   (source)
  • I had never been able to do so before-in previous years we had contented ourselves with watching other people's fireworks, or with going down to the bonfire in the village, and even now I felt qualms about wasting money on such quickly spent pleasures; but their rapturous faces overcame my misgivings.†   (source)
  • But she had no qualms in trusting him with a convict gang.†   (source)
  • I gave him a pledge of my honesty, feeling absolutely no qualms about what I intended to do.†   (source)
  • Under the circumstances Rieux had no qualms about testing Castel's serum on the boy.†   (source)
  • Next day these fancies would have passed and qualms of doubt returned.†   (source)
  • I felt no qualms about my first lust for the flesh being born on holy ground; the contrast betweenbudding carnal desires and the aching loneliness of the hymns never evoked any sense of guilt in me.†   (source)
  • In sight of Karakal misgivings faded, and qualms about his three companions were lost in an uncanny acceptance of the new world that lay so far beyond their guesses.†   (source)
  • You have no qualms about it.†   (source)
  • Probably, thought Scarlett, because Sally and Young Miss were too afraid of the porcelain-frail but indomitable old Grandma to dare voice any qualms.†   (source)
  • I brought off everything I set my hand to, I moved at ease in the field of the intellect, I got on excellently with women, and if I had occasional qualms, they passed as lightly as they came.†   (source)
  • Martin was glad that she did not add to his qualms by worrying.†   (source)
  • But my spirit masters the trembling flesh and the qualms of the mind.†   (source)
  • Mrs Brooks had strange qualms of misgiving.†   (source)
  • And yet what qualms in connection with the thought of moving thus.†   (source)
  • The flesh and the qualms of the flesh she was heir to, but the flesh bore heavily only on the flesh.†   (source)
  • These are some of your old modest qualms, Pathfinder, and will do you no credit with the girl.†   (source)
  • A loafing professional had been called in to assume the role of Ray, and, while he was a poor stick of his kind, he was not troubled by any of those qualms which attack the spirit of those who have never faced an audience.†   (source)
  • And if we did not previously mention that this was how the long hours had passed so effortlessly for him, it was because we sympathize with the qualms of conscience that accompanied the terrifying bliss of these visions and images.†   (source)
  • He was afraid of her—himself—everything, really—quite nervous and almost dumb with his several fears and qualms.†   (source)
  • No doubt there was a slight uneasiness in the air, but people for the most part had the sense to conceal whatever imaginative qualms they experienced.†   (source)
  • Now, never you have qualms, old boy.†   (source)
  • And he had so lovingly and deftly captured the transparent, glassy-green, rolling sea that someone had said to Consul Tienappel that the lad had talent and would make a good painter of seascapes—a pronouncement that the consul had no qualms repeating to his ward, because Hans Castorp simply laughed amiably at the idea and gave not a moment's thought to a life of eccentricity and starving for art.†   (source)
  • But conscience—or more precisely, the qualms of a conscience uneasy for some reason—demanded that he listen to the Italian, whether he was sitting there with one leg crossed over the other, puffing on his Maria Mancini, or all three of them were on their way back from the English quarter, climbing the hill to the Berghof.†   (source)
  • The only one, apart from Sparser, who suffered any qualms in connection with all this was Clyde himself.†   (source)
  • But before that what qualms and meditations in the face of her willingness and her agreement to do so.†   (source)
  • Would his nervousness on that day, and his foolish qualms, be as clearly remembered by him as they were now by himself, And if so, how would that affect his plea of a change of heart?†   (source)
  • For the time being, therefore, and with no more plan than this, although with great misgivings and nervous qualms, since, as she could see, Clyde was decidedly indifferent, she rested on this.†   (source)
  • For with what qualms—what protests on the part of Roberta; what determination, yet not without a sense of evil—seduction—betrayal, on the part of Clyde.†   (source)
  • And he in turn, in spite of many qualms as to the wisdom of all this, fell to brooding on how sad it was that just he and Roberta might not have remained here for hours longer.†   (source)
  • His cunning was fresh with the day, and his qualms were gone with the night—in which particulars it is not improbable that he had compeers in Fleet-street and the City of London, that fine morning.†   (source)
  • But in Princess Drubetskaya's case he felt, after her second appeal, something like qualms of conscience.†   (source)
  • Riding was an indulgence which she allowed herself in spite of conscientious qualms; she felt that she enjoyed it in a pagan sensuous way, and always looked forward to renouncing it.†   (source)
  • The Scandalous Scene Miuesov, as a man of breeding and delicacy, could not but feel some inward qualms, when he reached the Father Superior's with Ivan: he felt ashamed of having lost his temper.†   (source)
  • He knew nothing of weekday services, and thought none the worse of the Sunday sermon if it allowed him to sleep from the text to the blessing; liking the afternoon service best, because the prayers were the shortest, and not ashamed to say so; for he had an easy, jolly conscience, broad-backed like himself, and able to carry a great deal of beer or port-wine, not being made squeamish by doubts and qualms and lofty aspirations.†   (source)
  • But Mrs. Dunkirk had qualms and yearnings about her daughter, who had long been regarded as lost both to God and her parents.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile Troy had added a few touches to his ordinary make-up for the character, the more effectually to disguise himself, and though he had felt faint qualms on first entering, the metamorphosis effected by judiciously "lining" his face with a wire rendered him safe from the eyes of Bathsheba and her men.†   (source)
  • Marilla felt a qualm of conscience at the thought of handing Anne over to her tender mercies.   (source)
    qualm = uneasy feeling
  • Of course, if you have qualms, then perhaps….   (source)
    qualms = feelings of uneasiness
  • You served me without a qualm for two thousand years.†   (source)
  • I asked, feeling a qualm of sympathy for the culprit.†   (source)
  • And Eve would, for Mavis, if not for herself, lie without a qualm if and when she was questioned.†   (source)
  • Without a qualm, he opened his father's wallet and helped himself to three singles and a five.†   (source)
  • Katherine Keeling; she's the headmistress at The Bishop Strachan School, and my only qualm with her is when she's pregnant.†   (source)
  • Scrounging food
    from each man in turn, and look at their handouts,
    reckless, never a qualm, no holding back, not
    when making free with the next man's goods—
    each one's got plenty here.†   (source)
  • HALE: Excellency, I have signed seventy-two death warrants; I am a minister of the Lord, and I dare not take a life without there be a proof so immaculate no slightest qualm of conscience may doubt it.†   (source)
  • But no such qualm could enter that head of yours,
    bent on feeding your own face, not feeding strangers!†   (source)
  • Then all the crimes of the Cyclops and how he paid him back
    for the gallant men the monster ate without a qualm
    then how he visited Aeolus, who gave him a hero's welcome
    then he sent him off, but the homeward run was not his fate,
    not yet—some sudden squalls snatched him away once more
    and drove him over the swarming sea, groaning in despair.†   (source)
  • Westley let go of the vine without a qualm, because he had come too far to fail now; failure was not even a problem to be considered.†   (source)
  • If he wouldn't help her voluntarily, she would poke and prod and use his canny brain without mercy and without a qualm.†   (source)
  • I would have preferred to use less magic during the process, but that is my only qualm, and it is a small one compared with the perfection of the results.†   (source)
  • He denied it without a qualm.†   (source)
  • MOTHER-JACQUES: Eat them up JACQUES: [suddenly the victim of an old qualm, timidly interrupts his gesture towards the potatoes] No ...I ... JACQUELINE: [to JACQUES] Aren't you hungry any more?†   (source)
  • The Commandant was a homebody, as we shall observe, but one dedicated blindly to duty and a cause; thus he became a mere servomechanism in which a moral vacuum had been so successfully sucked clean of every molecule of real qualm or scruple that his own descriptions of the unutterable crimes he perpetrated daily seem often to float outside and apart from evil, phantasms of cretinous innocence.†   (source)
  • It always gave David a little qualm of dread to watch them draw near.†   (source)
  • I ask you to impose the extreme penalty of the law; and I ask it without a qualm.†   (source)
  • That he was Suellen's fiance caused her no qualm of conscience.†   (source)
  • I have had patients of my own so well in hand that they could be turned at a moment's notice from impassioned prayer for a wife's or son's "soul" to beating or insulting the real wife or son without a qualm.†   (source)
  • Looking from his window at the town, outwardly quite unchanged, the doctor felt little more than a faint qualm for the future, a vague unease.†   (source)
  • A cold qualm of guilt assailed Scarlett at the thought of Ellen's consternation, should she ever learn of her daughter's scandalous conduct.†   (source)
  • He had felt a slight qualm of guilt, yes, guilt because he was betraying all the Jews in his house who had Mezuzehs above their doors; but if Leo thought it was funny, then it was funny and it didn't matter.†   (source)
  • A sudden qualm of doubt†   (source)
  • Scarlett had no qualm of conscience as she watched them but only a feeling of vast relief that she had made her escape.†   (source)
  • A soft qualm, regret, flowed down his backbone, increasing.†   (source)
  • The doctor seemed seized with a qualm of faintness: he shut his mouth tight and nodded.†   (source)
  • The forerunning qualm of seasickness was as nothing to this.†   (source)
  • He felt the flowing qualm spread over him.†   (source)
  • Hurstwood suffered a qualm of body as the car rolled up.†   (source)
  • But I had a qualm when she gave that little cry at sight of the licence.†   (source)
  • He had walked off from her without a qualm and she had not died.†   (source)
  • He now felt a strangely distressing qualm from a new thought.†   (source)
  • Some men have but felt some little qualm of kindness towards their fellow-men, and the fact has been quite enough to persuade them that they stand alone in the van of enlightenment and that no one has such humanitarian feelings as they.†   (source)
  • I had to cling tight to the backstay, and the world turned giddily before my eyes, for though I was a good enough sailor when there was way on, this standing still and being rolled about like a bottle was a thing I never learned to stand without a qualm or so, above all in the morning, on an empty stomach.†   (source)
  • With a frightful qualm, I turned, and I saw that I had grasped the antenna of another monster crab that stood just behind me.†   (source)
  • The dead languages were taught with such thoroughness that an old boy seldom thought of Homer or Virgil in after life without a qualm of boredom; and though in the common room at dinner one or two bolder spirits suggested that mathematics were of increasing importance, the general feeling was that they were a less noble study than the classics.†   (source)
  • And at the very moment of that vain-glorious thought, a qualm came over me, a horrid nausea and the most deadly shuddering.†   (source)
  • Clare had studied the curves of those lips so many times that he could reproduce them mentally with ease: and now, as they again confronted him, clothed with colour and life, they sent an aura over his flesh, a breeze through his nerves, which well nigh produced a qualm; and actually produced, by some mysterious physiological process, a prosaic sneeze.†   (source)
  • "What is to be done with Magnet?" he demanded, affection for his niece raising another qualm in his conscience.†   (source)
  • I was surprised to witness how coolly the child gathered himself up, and went on with his intention; exchanging saddles and all, and then sitting down on a bundle of hay to overcome the qualm which the violent blow occasioned, before he entered the house.†   (source)
  • "Thank you so very much," I said at last, effusively, as I put the pipe in my pocket, not without a qualm of doubt as to whether I shouldn't find myself before a magistrate presently.†   (source)
  • The slight qualm of conscience which had been excited by the intended deception was instantly appeased, and he began to collect his thoughts, in order to enact his part with suitable spirit, when he found he was about to be anticipated in his skill by an attempt to prove the power of music.†   (source)
  • It is impossible to picture to oneself the shame and moral degradation to which the jealous man can descend without a qualm of conscience.†   (source)
  • I descended to tell my master that the young lady's qualm of sickness was almost gone, but I judged it best for her to lie down a while.†   (source)
  • I can dispel your foolish fears, madame, For I know the art of quashing each qualm.†   (source)
  • Amiddes of the temple sat Mischance,
    With discomfort and sorry countenance;
    Eke saw I Woodness* laughing in his rage, *Madness
    Armed Complaint, Outhees*, and fierce Outrage; *Outcry
    The carrain* in the bush, with throat y-corve**, *corpse **slashed
    A thousand slain, and not *of qualm y-storve*; *dead of sickness*
    The tyrant, with the prey by force y-reft;
    The town destroy'd, that there was nothing left.†   (source)
  • Get you some of this distilled Carduus Benedictus, and lay it to your heart: it is the only thing for a qualm.†   (source)
  • Craving battle, he charged Idomeneus; and he, no child to be overtaken by a qualm of fear, steadily waited, like a mountain boar who knows his power!†   (source)
  • Qualm, perhaps.†   (source)
  • "Well then," said the lacquey, "I feel qualms of conscience, and I should lay a-heavy burden upon it if I were to proceed any further with the combat; I therefore declare that I yield myself vanquished, and that I am willing to marry the lady at once."†   (source)
  • That having quietly acquiesced in what was of so much greater importance, it was absurd, if not downright hypocrisy, to affect any qualms at this trifle.†   (source)
  • Immediately a place
    Before his eyes appeared, sad, noisome, dark;
    A lazar-house it seemed; wherein were laid
    Numbers of all diseased; all maladies
    Of ghastly spasm, or racking torture, qualms
    Of heart-sick agony, all feverous kinds,
    Convulsions, epilepsies, fierce catarrhs,
    Intestine stone and ulcer, colick-pangs,
    Demoniack phrenzy, moaping melancholy,
    And moon-struck madness, pining atrophy,
    Marasmus, and wide-wasting pestilence,
    Dropsies, and asthmas, and joint-racking rheums.†   (source)
  • When Lady Bellaston heard the young lord's scruples, she treated them with the same disdain with which one of those sages of the law, called Newgate solicitors, treats the qualms of conscience in a young witness.†   (source)
  • She repeated some witticisms about the devil when he was sick, and told him, "She doubted not but shortly to see him at liberty, and as lively a fellow as ever; and then," says she, "I don't question but your conscience will be safely delivered of all these qualms that it is now so sick in breeding."†   (source)
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