But the Secretary of State overruled this scruple, and the leave was to be given.
You need have no scruple to take charge of it; it relates not to myself.
Then dissolve Ambergrise and Musk, of each a scruple, in a few ounces of the water, which filtre and put to the rest.
As this was an order, the mate did not scruple about obeying it.
She had gone back to Hill then, but made no scruple of leaving him alone often: and Hill, who had had his lesson, put up with it.
And were I in your place, Anthony, faith I'd not scruple to do it.
My principles were true; my motives were pure: why should I scruple to avow my principles and vindicate my actions?
Does it mean that when you are a representative you will not scruple to skewer M. le Marquis?
And isn't he just a little supersensitive to raise a scruple of that sort?
He had given her indeed, she made no scruple of showing, plenty to consider.
"moral misgiving, pang of conscience," late 14c., from Old French scrupule (14c.), from Latin scrupulus "uneasiness, anxiety, pricking of conscience," literally "small sharp stone," diminutive of scrupus "sharp stone or pebble," used figuratively by Cicero for a cause of uneasiness or anxiety, probably from the notion of having a pebble in one's shoe. The word in the more literal Latin sense of "small unit of weight or measurement" is attested in English from late 14c.
"to have or make scruples," 1620s, from scruple (n.). Related: Scrupled; scrupling.
scruple scru·ple (skrōō'pəl)
An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action.
A unit of apothecary weight that is equal to about 1.3 grams, or 20 grains.
A minute part or amount.