scruple (n.)
objection, difficulty, doubt
1H6 V.iii.93[Suffolk to himself, of the peace between France and England] there remains a scruple in that too
Cym V.v.182[Iachimo to Cymbeline, of Posthumus] I, wretch, / Made scruple of his praise
H8 II.iv.150[Wolsey to King Henry, of the divorce] whether ever I ... / Laid any scruple in your way
H8 IV.i.31[First Gentleman to Second Gentleman, of Katherine] for not appearance, and / The King's late scruple ... she was divorced
Mac II.iii.126[Banquo to all] Fears and scruples shake us
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