If they see Romney, the chief executive officer, having essentially hired a chief financial officer, that may give them qualms.
But contemporaries had qualms about launching unprovoked attacks.
Read a full account of these qualms in my Turrell review for Architectural Record, live online now.
Our guide had no qualms about asking us to sleep closer, and, when we refused, he informed us he hated us.
He will dodge or change direction without any qualms if he believes it will facilitate his holding onto power.
Sir Bale's qualms were symptomatic of something a little less sublime and more selfish than conscience.
The resolution was still there, but the qualms came every night.
But Mary Standish saved him any qualms of conscience which he might have had because of his lack of chivalry the preceding night.
He feared the swordfish would ram us, and I had some qualms myself.
The flesh and the qualms of the flesh she was heir to, but the flesh bore heavily only on the flesh.
Old English cwealm (West Saxon) "death, murder, slaughter; disaster; plague; torment," utcualm (Anglian) "utter destruction," probably related to cwellan "to kill, murder, execute," cwelan "to die" (see quell). Sense softened to "feeling of faintness" 1520s; figurative meaning "uneasiness, doubt" is from 1550s; that of "scruple of conscience" is 1640s.
Evidence of a direct path from the Old English to the modern senses is wanting, but it is plausible, via the notion of "fit of sickness." The other suggested etymology, less satisfying, is to take the "fit of uneasiness" sense from Dutch kwalm "steam, vapor, mist" (cognate with German Qualm "smoke, vapor, stupor"), which also might be ultimately from the same Germanic root as quell.