There was no way to defend her moral objections without seeding doubt in his mind.
He didn't want to hear about her moral ethics - especially since she had thrown them all to the dogs anyway.
Our efforts sometimes produced moral dilemmas.
Their actions showed moral ambiguity.
Call it moral support.
He was in no mood to argue against Claire Quincy's selfish interests in preserving the strained moral reputation of the long-dead ancestor.
Sarah related whole story, ending with, "Never thought I'd see the day that man would have a moral compass, let alone be one."
He had no faith in her self-control; her moral commitment.
It isn't violating any moral issue for you, is it?
In spite of her strict moral standards on premarital relationships, Carmen was obviously stirred deeply by desire.
He plunked himself down in the living room with a hit-me-with-your-best-shot look and lifted Mrs. Lincoln to his lap for moral support.
Watching his retreating back, it occurred to her once again that she might lose him over moral issues.
She was a master at building her own moral roadblocks, placing her goals frustratingly out of reach.
There was a moral behind it, one that terrified her.
The White God didn't invite the Original Vamp into his home out of a sense of kindness or moral obligation.
The same society which produced his infamous favourites also produced St Philip of Moscow, and by refusing to listen to St Philip Ivan sank below even the not very lofty moral standard of his own age.
Taylor's theology was distinctively infra-lapsarian; it disagreed with Samuel Hopkins and Emmons in rejecting the theory of "divine efficiency" and in arguing that man can choose the right "even if he won't" - distinguishing like Edwards between natural ability and moral inability; it distinguished sensibility or susceptibility as something different from will or understanding, without moral qualities, to which the appeal for right choice may be made; and it made selflove (a term borrowed from Dugald Stewart, connoting the innocent love of happiness and distinct from selfishness) the particular feeling appealed to by the influences of the law and gospel.
About 1350 she went to Rome, partly to obtain from the pope the authorization of the new order, partly in pursuance of her self-imposed mission to elevate the moral tone of the age.
We will avoid war because it is unprofitable; and while that is not a moral reason, any reason that brings peace is fine by me.
Then, again, La Fontaine seldom, if ever, appeals to our highest moral sense.
I am constantly asked the question, "How did you teach her the meaning of words expressive of intellectual and moral qualities?"
I always made it a practice to use the words descriptive of emotions, of intellectual or moral qualities and actions, in connection with the circumstance which required these words.
Moral reform is the effort to throw off sleep.
In most cases there is no free exercise whatever of the judgment or of the moral sense; but they put themselves on a level with wood and earth and stones; and wooden men can perhaps be manufactured that will serve the purpose as well.
Others, as most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders, serve the state chiefly with their heads; and, as they rarely make any moral distinctions, they are as likely to serve the devil, without intending it, as God.
When he had reported himself to the commander of the regiment and had been reassigned to his former squadron, had been on duty and had gone out foraging, when he had again entered into all the little interests of the regiment and felt himself deprived of liberty and bound in one narrow, unchanging frame, he experienced the same sense of peace, of moral support, and the same sense of being at home here in his own place, as he had felt under the parental roof.
Not that sort of victory which is defined by the capture of pieces of material fastened to sticks, called standards, and of the ground on which the troops had stood and were standing, but a moral victory that convinces the enemy of the moral superiority of his opponent and of his own impotence was gained by the Russians at Borodino.
What was needed was a sense of justice and a sympathy with European affairs, but a remote sympathy not dulled by petty interests; a moral superiority over those sovereigns of the day who co-operated with him; a mild and attractive personality; and a personal grievance against Napoleon.