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qualms
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
feelings of uneasiness — especially about whether it is right to do something
  • The Scandalous Scene Miuesov, as a man of breeding and delicacy, could not but feel some inward qualms, when he reached the Father Superior's with Ivan: he felt ashamed of having lost his temper.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (87% in)
  • It is impossible to picture to oneself the shame and moral degradation to which the jealous man can descend without a qualm of conscience.
    Book 8 — Mitya (22% in)

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