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scruples
used in Gone with the Wind

6 uses
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Definition
ethical or moral principles that discourage certain kinds of action
  • They were completely fearless of wild horses, shooting affrays and the indignation of their neighbors, but they had a wholesome fear of their red-haired mother's outspoken remarks and the riding crop that she did not scruple to lay across their breeches.
    1.1 (56% in)
  • She was not above selling a poor grade of lumber for the price of good lumber if she thought she would not be detected, and she had no scruples about black-guarding the other lumber dealers.
    4.38 (10% in)
  • His inexperience, his errors, his utter lack of business judgment and his scruples about close dealing were the same as Hugh's.
    4.41 (93% in)
  • Scarlett was in a furious temper and did not scruple to expend it on Hugh, for she had just received an order for a large amount of lumber—a rush order at that.
    4.42 (48% in)
  • But some people, like Ashley, have neither cunning nor strength or, having them, scruple to use them.
    4.43 (75% in)
  • She loved him, scamp, blackguard, without scruple or honor—at least, honor as Ashley saw it.
    5.62 (85% in)

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