The same scruples endured among the medieval Cathars.
One day, almost overcome with scruples, he was tempted to end his miseries by suicide.
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.
Though he had some scruples about doing business at that season, he received his visitors with much civility.
It was first turned to account when the Flemings, who had scruples about opposing their liege lord the king of France, found it convenient to discover that, since Edward was the real king and not Philip, their allegiance was due in the same direction whither their commercial interests drew them.