The same scruples endured among the medieval Cathars.
One day, almost overcome with scruples, he was tempted to end his miseries by suicide.
Though he had some scruples about doing business at that season, he received his visitors with much civility.
Even there he resisted, not so much, it would seem, from any scruples of his own, for he was not a high-minded man, as because he knew that he dared not return to Italy if he gave way.
They have conscientious scruples to overcome.