How to use Incredulity in a sentence
His expression changed to incredulity when he saw the confusion on Justin's face.
But the explanation is really so very simple that it is rather the incredulity of these writers that is astonishing.
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."
A look of incredulity crossed her features, and he doubted any army-type had ever threatened one of the elite class member forces.
Thus, ordinary incredulity, say about some feature of the world, occurs against a background of sequestered beliefs about the world.Advertisement
After a few minutes I heard (with mounting incredulity) a recorded message saying, " This is the message center.
Almost without fail, they have expressed incredulity at our prime minister's position.
It is what Dawkins calls the " argument from personal incredulity " .
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.
At some points the urge to say " bastard " with incredulity at his on-screen antics is difficult to restrain.Advertisement
However, Anne Campbell Mcinnes soon found that the idea of so early a map appearing after centuries of obscurity provoked complete incredulity.
Yet the feat pronounced impossible by mid-century scepticism was accomplished by contemporary scholarship, amidst the clamour of opposition and incredulity.
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.
There was an inevitable backlash of incredulity.
It amazes me when artists show incredulity when their labels drop them.Advertisement
But such incredulity, states Paley, would not be defended by any skeptic in the world.
It was not only received with utter incredulity as regarded itself, but threw a doubt on all the assurances that had preceded it.
But McCormack's claim that nobody at St. Martin's was aware of Irving's reputation prompted widespread incredulity.
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.
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.Advertisement
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.
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.
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.
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.