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scruples
used in The Age of Innocence

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Definition
ethical or moral principles that discourage certain kinds of action
  • I respect your scruple, sir; but in this case I believe true delicacy requires you to do as I ask.
    Chapter 11 (20% in)
  • The desire to be the first man to enter Mrs. Mingott's box, to proclaim to the waiting world his engagement to May Welland, and to see her through whatever difficulties her cousin's anomalous situation might involve her in; this impulse had abruptly overruled all scruples and hesitations, and sent him hurrying through the red corridors to the farther side of the house.
    Chapter 2 (75% in)

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