How to use Distrustful in a sentence

distrustful
  • I realize in these pages I must seem very distrustful of government, but it is not really true.

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  • Ferdinand was by temperament melancholy, shy and distrustful of his own abilities.

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  • I am deeply distrustful of people who don't take care of themselves.

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  • France remained cold, while Bismarck and Kalnky, distrustful of the Radicalism of Depretis and Mancini, assumed towards their ally an.

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  • On the 23rd of July 1431 his legate opened the council of Basel which had been convoked by Martin, but, distrustful of its purposes and moved by the small attendance, the pope issued a bull on the 18th of December 1431, dissolving the council and calling a new one to meet in eighteen months at Bologna.

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  • Too distrustful to delegate his responsibility to his ministers, he was too infirm of will to strike out and follow a consistent course for himself.

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  • Like his father, a pro-Austrian by conviction, he contrived even in this respect to carry the Polish nation, always so distrustful of the Germans, entirely along with him, thereby avoiding all serious complications with the ever dangerous Turk.

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  • Among themselves the Afghans are quarrelsome, intriguing and distrustful; estrangements and affrays are of constant occurrence; the traveller conceals and misrepresents the time and direction of his journey.

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  • What made a man so distrustful?

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  • Most of them will be very gentle, patient and loving with people and children they know but will be very distrustful of strangers.

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  • Hitler was generally distrustful of the Army which he viewed as socially conservative and ideologically too tame.

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  • The poll also suggests that the public are increasingly distrustful of what ministers tell them about the terror threat facing the country.

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  • Their expectations raised but not satisfied, they grew distrustful of established authorities.

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  • Although very affectionate and docile with their families, many Boxers are distrustful with strangers.

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  • At this time the Colombian auxiliary army was cantoned in Peru, and the third division, stationed at Lima, consisting of veteran troops under Lara and Sands, became distrustful of Bolivar's designs on the freedom of the republic. Accordingly, in about six weeks after the adoption of Bolivar's new constitution, a counter-revolution in the government of Peru was effected by this body of dissatisfied veterans, and the Peruvians, availing themselves of the opportunity, abjured the Bolivian code, deposed the council appointed by the liberator, and proceeded to organize a provisional government for themselves.

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  • A 2003 report by Rutgers University, Food Policy Institute found that those who value a healthy lifestyle are more likely to be distrustful of genetically-modified products, thus making the case for organic products.

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  • But a narrow, distrustful, grasping policy on the part of whatever faction might be dominant at the time invariably prevented the state from acquiring stability and security at any stage of its history.

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  • Philip grew up grave, self-possessed and distrustful.

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  • They may be distrustful of your motivation now that the two of you are getting along better.

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