qualm


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qualm

A sudden feeling of nausea or faintness.
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"Well then," said the lacquey, "I feel qualms of conscience, and I should lay a-heavy burden upon it if I were to proceed any further with the combat; I therefore declare that I yield myself vanquished, and that I am willing to marry the lady at once."
But in Princess Drubetskaya's case he felt, after her second appeal, something like qualms of conscience.
That having quietly acquiesced in what was of so much greater importance, it was absurd, if not downright hypocrisy, to affect any qualms at this trifle.
I mastered my qualms and downed it like so much medicine.
The flesh and the qualms of the flesh she was heir to, but the flesh bore heavily only on the flesh.
Shah said that though there is no qualm in accepting the good of west, he urged the countrymen to stay true to the Indian roots.
There seem to be a lot of words for feelings of guilt, such as qualm, compunction and scruple.
Jordan and Ann Qualm of Sherman, South Dakota, cut the heavy plastic into 20-inch lengths to create cages for some of their tomato plants.
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If it were dollars, these would have been accepted without any qualm.
She points out that disaster sites often pose severe hazards for living things, such as scorching temperatures and areas with no oxygen, Murphy also expresses a personal qualm about sending an animal, even a rat, into danger.
"Were Ito discover that my only possibility of happiness lay in excessive perpetration of the most atrocious crimes, without a qualm I'd enact every last one of them this very instant," wrote the Marquis de Sade, the prophet of the pleasure principle.