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*qualms (about someone or something)

an uneasy feeling of one's conscience about someone or something. (*Typically: cause ~; have ~; have no ~; give someone ~.) Do you have any qualms about telling a little white lie to Mary about her not getting an invitation to the party?
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References in classic literature ?
Some men have but felt some little qualm of kindness towards their fellow-men, and the fact has been quite enough to persuade them that they stand alone in the van of enlightenment and that no one has such humanitarian feelings as they.
As Thuvia of Ptarth saw Carthoris depart from the presence of Tario, leaving her alone with the man, a sudden qualm of terror seized her.
Their long arms, their short and crooked legs, their close-set, evil eyes, and their low, receding foreheads gave them a bestial appearance that sent a qualm of paralyzing fright through the shaken nerves of the Belgian.
The thought that these human fiends would devour him when the dance was done caused him not a single qualm of horror or disgust.
It rolled close to her side, but she only closed her eyes as a qualm of nausea surged through her.
SAM WARBURTON insists he has no qualms about not being named as captain following his return to the Wales team to face Scotland.
Pardew - who worked with Elliot at Charlton - said: "I'd have no qualms about Rob though.
We did half a job on Sheriff in the sense that we played well in the first half and went 2-0 up, then three wonder strikes went against us and we never had any qualms about that.
The Magpies boss was so impressed with the way the 28-year-old England international led his troops last season that he will have no qualms about asking him to continue this time around.
Throughout, Robin is posited as an ethical thief -- he refuses to murder his foes, though his opposition has no such genteel qualms.
Robinson's regional boss at the Arms Park would have no qualms on throwing straight him against O'Driscoll et al.
As doctrinal supervisor, he had no doubts about the truth and no qualms about imposing it.
The qualms about Chief Justice Roberts's endorsement of the lawyer's role as hired gun expressed in this column recently are shared by our alumnus Michael Kinsley.
recently acquired by of America) had no qualms about partnering with a lesbian company.