How to use Credulity in a sentence
Curiosity and credulity, then, are the characteristics of the savage intellect.
But, however foolish in his credulity, he still made his strong hand felt both in France and in Italy, remaining to the last "the terrible king."
Antonio, with all the credulity of an exile, believed that his presence would provoke a general rising against Philip II., but none took place, and the expedition was a costly failure.
But it is the mark of utter folly and complete credulity.
At no other historical crisis have passions been more fiercely excited; at none have shameless disregard of truth and blind credulity been more common.Advertisement
This is stretching the credulity of most people to the absolute limit.
Evidence of a boundless credulity with regard to all sorts of monkish fables is to be met with everywhere.
The outstanding feature of the mental life of savages known to psychologists as " primitive credulity " is doubtless chiefly due to sheer want of diversity of suggestiveness in their intellectual surroundings.
In this instance it would seem to be sheer credulity.
Tho technically this may have been just about possible, during this time period it is stretching credulity a little far.Advertisement
But I had more credulity in those days than I have got now.
Even Good's boundless credulity is strained on occasion, tho.
Dee and Kelly lived for some years in Poland and Bohemia in alternate wealth and poverty, according to the credulity or scepticism of those before whom they exhibited.
Such claims were obviously thought too gross for a domestic audience; they would strain the credulity of ordinary Bosnian Serb peasants.
Given such prodigious credulity, can anyone doubt that human minds are ripe for malignant infection?Advertisement
He adds a remarkable appearance to a throng of 500 which even the gospel writers must have found stretched credulity too far.
For most observers, the idea of US involvement in the attacks still strains credulity beyond breaking point.
Normally he wouldn't have been able to resist the urge to poke fun at Duncan's supposed credulity.
He came to suspect after a time that many of the so-called "inspired" persons were "dupes of their own zeal and credulity," and decided that it was necessary to organize at once the small communities of believers into properly constituted churches.
In an age of superstition no people had so great a reputation for credulity as the Paphlagonians, and Alexander had little difficulty in convincing them of the second coming of the god under the name of Glycon.Advertisement
I, 3); he attacked the Commentaries of Julius Caesar, accusing their author of carelessness and credulity, if not of deliberate falsification (Suet.
He defined faith as commonly understood to mean " not the conformity of what we say with fact, but an opinion upon divine things founded upon credulity which seeks after profit."
Moderns generally acquit him of this charge; but his severer critics still urge that, from the inherent defects of his character, his credulity, his love of effect and his loose and inaccurate habits of thought, he was unfitted for the historian's office, and has produced a work of but small historical value.
In character he was not malignant, but he was intellectually torpid, and of a credulity which almost passes belief.
Donne does not make excessive demands on readers ' credulity regarding the origin of his spirituality, either.Advertisement
To suggest that X is anything other than a man would tax most reasonable peoples ' credulity, of course.
Contrasting the above definitions of number, cardinal and ordinals, with the alternative theory that number is an ultimate idea incapable of definition, we notice that our procedure exacts a greater attention, combined with a smaller credulity; for every idea, assumed as ultimate, demands a separate act of faith.
It is more in conformity with ancient credulity than with modern science to attribute a permanent tendency to derangement to the accidental administration of any drug, however potent.
Idolatrous cults repose so largely on make-believe and credulity that the priests who administered them, perhaps oftener than we know, fell into the kind of imposture and trickery of which the legend of Bel and the dragon represents a classical example.
Rousseau, however, never saw any of the alleged children; and Mrs Macdonald has shown good cause for believing that their existence was a myth, an imposition on Rousseau's credulity, invented by Therese and her mother to make the tie more binding.Advertisement
If in addition to all this we bear in mind that in his later books the historian's horizon is confined to the city and patriarchate of Constantinople, that he was exceedingly ill informed on all that related to Rome and the West, that in order to fill out his pages he has introduced narratives of the most unimportant description, that in not a few instances he has evinced his credulity (although when compared with the majority of his contemporaries he is still entitled to be called critical), it becomes sufficiently clear that his History, viewed as a whole and as a literary production, can at best take only a secondary place.