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scruples
used in Measure for Measure

2 uses
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Definition
ethical or moral principles that discourage certain kinds of action
  • My haste may not admit it; Nor need you, on mine honour, have to do With any scruple: your scope is as mine own: So to enforce or qualify the laws As to your soul seems good.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — An apartment in the DUKE'S Palace (76% in)
  • Spirits are not finely touch'd But to fine issues: nor nature never lends The smallest scruple of her excellence But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines Herself the glory of a creditor, Both thanks and use.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — An apartment in the DUKE'S Palace (45% in)

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