overscrupulous

overscrupulous

(ˌəʊvəˈskruːpjʊləs)
adj
extremely careful about what is morally right
References in classic literature ?
In the past he had had experience with the rodents and vermin that infest every native village, and, while he was not overscrupulous about such matters, he much preferred the fresh air of the swaying trees to the fetid atmosphere of a hut.
Any reading of Hopkins, however well meant in scholarly terms, that sees his religious options as mechanisms of repression that only served to reinforce his already overscrupulous nature is mistaken.
"Emmanuel seemed swayed by this argument; Magdalene judged that the Archbishop was being overscrupulous and declared that it would not take no for an answer."
Even so, it has to be said that swerving so far from occupying the position of the knowledgeable outsider as to refuse to enter into an assessment of a situation that had not only occasioned widespread outrage, but of which Maniaty was one of few westerners to have had direct experience, appears overscrupulous to say the least.
He is generally thought to have been overscrupulous in such concerns (and was famously mocked for his self-importance by Paul Muldoon fifty years later, with the lines "If Yeats had saved his pencil-lead, /would certain men have stayed in bed?" [178]).
Back then, we'd not become overscrupulous namby-pambies brainwashed by the notion of barmy human rights.
Despite MEP sensitivity to sexual issues, and thus possible unconscious overstatements in regard to such matters, too much evidence is scattered in archival documents to be able mainly to attribute such reports to overscrupulous French moral sensitivities or the unconscious projection of repressed sexuality.
The text is so obviously layered with metaphor that a reading that would deny the possibility of an intentional special employment of anathasala here seems overscrupulous. That said, the case is far from certain, and admittedly finds little support in the classical translations of the Ratnagotravibhaga.
The graph's curve suggests that the elevated suspension rates from 1564 to 1570 were probably an anomaly, a consequence perhaps of the consistory's insecurity following Calvin's death and its overscrupulous concern to implement Calvin's moral vision.
Peitz, it was said, "possesse[d] neither polish nor intellectuality." (47) On the field he was brainy and bold and "not overscrupulous about the tactics he employed." (48) He was also a merciless bench jockey who was frequently mentioned by name when complaints were raised about the ungentlemanly practice of noisy base coaching, the kind intended mainly to rattle the opposing pitcher.
Nevertheless, a scent of unctuousness betrays overscrupulous emotional laundering.
But they were blocked by overscrupulous higher-ups who "want you to kill the guy, but not the guy next to him," as one of his sources in the military put it.