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scruples
used in Moby Dick

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ethical or moral principles that discourage certain kinds of action
  • Though refusing, from conscientious scruples, to bear arms against land invaders, yet himself had illimitably invaded the Atlantic and Pacific; and though a sworn foe to human bloodshed, yet had he in his straight-bodied coat, spilled tuns upon tuns of leviathan gore.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (30% in)

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