Incredulity sentence example

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  • His expression changed to incredulity when he saw the confusion on Justin's face.
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  • But the explanation is really so very simple that it is rather the incredulity of these writers that is astonishing.
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  • At first complete incredulity prevailed as to the Athenian expedition (Thuc. vi.
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  • A look of incredulity crossed her features, and he doubted any army-type had ever threatened one of the elite class member forces.
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  • the briefest sketch of her life can omit to notice that happy instinct or intuition which led her, when all others had heard with incredulity the scheme of Columbus, to recall the wanderer to her presence with the words, "I will assume the undertaking for my own crown of Castile, and am ready to pawn my jewels to defray the expenses of it, if the funds in the treasury should be found inadequate."
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  • The same may be said of the lineal descendant of savage medicine - the magical leech-craft of European folk-lore; cures for toothache, warts, &c., act in spite of the disbelief of the sufferer; how far incredulity on the part of the healer would result in failure is an open question.
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  • I couldn't tell if the look he gave me was incredulity or concern but he grabbed my arm and led me outside where a suited man who must have topped six foot five was walking toward us.
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  • In the Roman Catholic church there is a painting of the "Incredulity of St Thomas," presented by Charles X.
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  • The first news of the gold discoveries of January 1848 was received with incredulity at San Francisco (to give Yerba Buena the name it formally assumed in.
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  • Raynolds, of the United States Corps of Topographical Engineers, with full knowledge of Bridger's accounts, was ordered to explore the region in 1859, and yet, chiefly because of the persistent incredulity with which the accounts of the phenomena were received, the region remained practically unknown until 1870.
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  • After this Jesus passed away from the enthusiastic crowds by the lake to visit His own Nazareth, and to find there a strange incredulity in regard to one whom the villagers knew as the carpenter.
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  • The old fable of this bird inserting its beak into a reed or plunging it into the ground, and so causing the booming sound with which its name will be always associated, is also exploded, and nowadays indeed so few people in Britain have ever heard its loud and awful voice, which seems to be uttered only in the breeding-season, and is therefore unknown in a country where it no longer breeds, that incredulity as to its booming at all has in some quarters succeeded the old belief in this as in other reputed peculiarites of the species.
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  • Popular incredulity expressed itself in the assertion that, as James had attempted to gain his ends by means of a packed bench of judges and a packed House of Commons, he had now capped the series of falsifications by the production of a supposititious heir.
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  • Almost without fail, they have expressed incredulity at our prime minister's position.
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  • After a few minutes I heard (with mounting incredulity) a recorded message saying, " This is the message center.
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  • Thus, ordinary incredulity, say about some feature of the world, occurs against a background of sequestered beliefs about the world.
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  • The most cynical man of the world, he says, with whatever " sullen incredulity " he may repudiate virtue as a hollow pretence, cannot really refuse his approbation to " discretion, caution, enterprise, industry, frugality, economy, good sense, prudence, discernment "; nor again, to " temperance, sobriety, patience, perseverance, considerateness, secrecy, order, insinuation, address, presence of mind, quickness of conception, facility of expression."
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  • At some points the urge to say " bastard " with incredulity at his on-screen antics is difficult to restrain.
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  • Yet the feat pronounced impossible by mid-century scepticism was accomplished by contemporary scholarship, amidst the clamour of opposition and incredulity.
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  • However, Anne Campbell Mcinnes soon found that the idea of so early a map appearing after centuries of obscurity provoked complete incredulity.
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  • It is what Dawkins calls the " argument from personal incredulity " .
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  • The IRA then provoked incredulity around the world by offering to shoot McCartney's killers: the family turned them down.
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  • It amazes me when artists show incredulity when their labels drop them.
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  • The Souvenirs is a narrative of a remarkable feat of travel, and contains passages of so singular a character as in the absence of corroborative testimony to stir up a feeling of incredulity.
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  • There was an inevitable backlash of incredulity.
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  • incredulity toward all metanarratives.
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  • Hume: Again, Hovind feigns incredulity that complex systems can evolve, ignoring the point that systems are parts of organisms.
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  • But such incredulity, states Paley, would not be defended by any skeptic in the world.
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  • (After Le Maout.) incredulity.
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  • It was not only received with utter incredulity as regarded itself, but threw a doubt on all the assurances that had preceded it.
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  • But McCormack's claim that nobody at St. Martin's was aware of Irving's reputation prompted widespread incredulity.
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  • The response most men have to a doctor suggesting that they wear a hernia support girdle until the hernia can be removed ranges from incredulity to downright hostility.
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