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  • v. Present participle of scruple.


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  • By creating the mechanism of "scrupling," individuals, individual congregation, and individual presbyteries can do pretty much whatever they want.


  • At the same time far be it from me to — hum — to put upon the fine feelings by which my partial friends are actuated, the slight of scrupling to admit that those offerings are — hum — highly acceptable.

    Little Dorrit

  • I guess I was just scrupling at the suggestion that “emotional” development or detail should be construed as specifically appealing to the female reader, or to THE female reader, as a monolithic type.

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  • He sat next to her, no longer presuming to place an arm around her, but — as a physician — scrupling to take one of her hands in both of his.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • Of him, too, and of his health, she was careful, never scrupling to say a word in season when he was likely to hurt himself, either among the fences, or among the decanters.

    The Duke's Children

  • When, at length, after much heartburning and conscientious scrupling, he was mastered by a healthier spirit of self-assertion, which made him rebel against the uselessness of the conflict, and doggedly resolve to put an end to it, he was only enabled to stand firm by summoning to his aid all the strengthening egoism, which is latent in every more or less artistic nature.

    Maurice Guest

  • Her conscientious scrupling: “But mother may be cross!” had passed unheeded.

    Australia Felix

  • “Young Con always the cleverest, knowing what he wanted and often not scrupling at how he got it.”

    Conqueror's Moon

  • Brutal force has hitherto governed the world, and that the science of politics is in its infancy, is evident from philosophers scrupling to give the knowledge most useful to man that determinate distinction.

    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

  • He so much preferred their wrongdoing to their service, that he passed over his daughter, and bequeathed England in his will to these two, not scrupling to set the name of grandfather before that of father.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX


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