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scruples
used in Persuasion

8 uses
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Definition
ethical or moral principles that discourage certain kinds of action
  • Your sister being with you, my love, I have no scruple at all.
    Chapter 7 (30% in)
  • "Since the idea had been started in the very quarter which ought to dictate, he had no scruple," he said, "in confessing his judgement to be entirely on that side.
    Chapter 2 (46% in)
  • And one day when Anne was walking with only the Musgroves, one of them after talking of rank, people of rank, and jealousy of rank, said, "I have no scruple of observing to you, how nonsensical some persons are about their place, because all the world knows how easy and indifferent you are about it; but I wish anybody could give Mary a hint that it would be a great deal better if she were not so very tenacious, especially if she would not be always putting herself forward to take place...
    Chapter 6 (39% in)
  • Anne was now at hand to take up her own cause, and the sincerity of her manner being soon sufficient to convince him, where conviction was at least very agreeable, he had no farther scruples as to her being left to dine alone, though he still wanted her to join them in the evening, when the child might be at rest for the night, and kindly urged her to let him come and fetch her, but she was quite unpersuadable; and this being the case, she had ere long the pleasure of seeing them set...
    Chapter 7 (56% in)
  • They would not listen to scruples: he was obeyed; they were all beneath his roof; and while Louisa, under Mrs Harville's direction, was conveyed up stairs, and given possession of her own bed, assistance, cordials, restoratives were supplied by her husband to all who needed them.
    Chapter 12 (63% in)
  • The Harvilles silenced all scruples; and, as much as they could, all gratitude.
    Chapter 12 (69% in)
  • She was a fine woman, had had a decent education, was brought forward by some cousins, thrown by chance into Mr Elliot's company, and fell in love with him; and not a difficulty or a scruple was there on his side, with respect to her birth.
    Chapter 21 (50% in)
  • Because, if you are, I shall have no scruple in asking you to take my place, and give Anne your arm to her father's door.
    Chapter 23 (59% in)

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