Scruple


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Scruple

A unit of weight equivalent to 1/24th of one ounce.
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The Count's scruples might have been honourable and reasonable enough, but there was something in his manner of expressing them which increased my unwillingness to be concerned in the business of the signature.
And if I find no reason for starting any small scruples on my side, you may rely on me as a witness.
I made no scruple to lay my circumstances open to her; my stock was but low, for I had made but about
that as we had observed, as above, how the men made no scruple to set themselves out as persons meriting a woman of fortune, when they had really no fortune of their own, it was but just to deal with them in their own way and, if it was possible, to deceive the deceiver.
1500, and perhaps a great deal more, and that the captain said so; and if the captain was asked at any time about me, he made no scruple to affirm it, though he knew not one word of the matter, other than that his wife had told him so; and in this he thought no harm, for he really believed it to be so, because he had it from his wife: so slender a foundation will those fellows build upon, if they do but think there is a fortune in the game.
This was my man; but I was to try him to the bottom, and indeed in that consisted my safety; for if he baulked, I knew I was undone, as surely as he was undone if he took me; and if I did not make some scruple about his fortune, it was the way to lead him to raise some about mine; and first, therefore, I pretended on all occasions to doubt his sincerity, and told him, perhaps he only courted me for my fortune.
I see no objection to that; my scruples do not go thus far.
You must attribute it only to natural scruples under similar circumstances.
She loves; and when a girl loves, her scruples of this nature are not invincible.
On the argument that any statement derogatory of homosexuality, even if articulated as a religious scruple, is an act of discrimination or is hate speech, some local authorities have filed charges against pastors and churches or Christian stores and bridal shops.
28) As a Jesuit theologian explained the matter in 1957, conscience was "an act of intellect" while a scruple resulted from the lack of judgement.
T]he same false teachers do not scruple to do away with the trusting and loving which the woman owes the man.