When a rare and precious gem is in question, one must not be over-scrupulous about breaking open the casket.
You seem to forget that there are churches between, and priests not over-scrupulous.
Mr. Croll had not been over-scrupulous, and had occasionally been very useful to Mr. Melmotte.
If this were so, I need not be over-scrupulous in my statements.
He found them to be rough, good-natured men, not over-scrupulous about their manners or their morals.
It was evident that he agreed with her, in her estimate of these over-scrupulous worthies.
The mere fact that he despised the Germans made him over-scrupulous in taking all precautions that they obtained exact justice.
First the "over-scrupulous" observance of religious ordinances is assailed.
In fact, there was never any sufficient reason to doubt it, and our historic scepticism is apt sometimes to be over-scrupulous.
But Madame de Beaujeu was not hopeless, nor was she over-scrupulous.