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scruples
used in Macbeth

2 uses
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Definition
ethical or moral principles that discourage certain kinds of action
  • Fears and scruples shake us: In the great hand of God I stand; and thence, Against the undivulg'd pretense I fight Of treasonous malice.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Inverness. Court within the Castle (94% in)
  • Macduff, this noble passion, Child of integrity, hath from my soul Wiped the black scruples, reconcil'd my thoughts To thy good truth and honour.
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — England. Before the King's Palace (47% in)

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