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qualms
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
uneasiness — especially about whether it is right to do something
  • 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.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (3% in)
  • But Mrs. Dunkirk had qualms and yearnings about her daughter, who had long been regarded as lost both to God and her parents.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (81% in)

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