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Word: incredulous

Definition: withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief


Sentences Containing 'incredulous'

Affected by the solemnity of the scene, there was a wondering gaze of incredulous curiosity in his countenance.
Any time these ten years, they tell me, has that man held up that picture, and exhibited that stump to an incredulous world.
As such a man, however, was not of much practical use in the ship, especially as he refused to work except when he pleased, the incredulous captain would fain have been rid of him; but apprised that that individual's intention was to land him in the first convenient port, the archangel forthwith opened all his seals and vials--devoting the ship and all hands to unconditional perdition, in case this intention was carried out.
Burns was incredulous that Emma and Carl had not yet consummated their four-month-old marriage, and criticized their going to a substitute teacher for relationship advice, something that Benigno also found stupid.
Elizabeth looked at her sister with incredulous solicitude, but said nothing.
He follows her as he goes to a humble cottage and eavesdrops as she introduces herself to the incredulous old woman (Pushpalatha) as her dead daughter Radha.
Here the relater was also cotemporary to the supposed prodigy, of an incredulous and libertine character, as well as of great genius; the miracle of so _singular_ a nature as could scarcely admit of a counterfeit, and the witnesses very numerous, and all of them, in a manner, spectators of the fact, to which they gave their testimony.
I am not a banker, like M. Danglars, but I am quite as incredulous as he is.''
I go home, more incredulous than ever, to a lodging that I have hard by; and get up very early in the morning, to ride to the Highgate road and fetch my aunt.
I remember vividly the flickering light, his queer, broad head in silhouette, the dance of the shadows, how we all followed him, puzzled but incredulous, and how there in the laboratory we beheld a larger edition of the little mechanism which we had seen vanish from before our eyes.
Natural as it is to be somewhat incredulous concerning the populousness of the more enormous creatures of the globe, yet what shall we say to Harto, the historian of Goa, when he tells us that at one hunting the King of Siam took 4,000 elephants; that in those regions elephants are numerous as droves of cattle in the temperate climes.
Silberbauer was incredulous, until Otto stood Anne against the marks made on the wall to measure her height since they had arrived in the annex, showing that she had grown even since the last mark had been made.
Then standing as if incredulous for a while, he calmly walked towards the astonished steward slowly saying, "Ginger?
Though suspicion was very far from Miss Bennet's general habits, she was absolutely incredulous here.
Very dimly I began to see the Morlocks about me--three battered at my feet--and then I recognized, with incredulous surprise, that the others were running, in an incessant stream, as it seemed, from behind me, and away through the wood in front.
While the approval system sometimes provoked an incredulous reaction by those unfamiliar with the sales method, the company has indicated that over time the vast majority of those receiving such approval lots have proven honest in fulfilling the terms of the arrangement, with fewer than 10% of approval recipients proving problematic.
``But,''said Beauchamp, who, as became a journalist, was very incredulous,``you always carry this drug about you?''
``I tell you what, Sir Franz,''cried Albert,``you deserve to be called out for such a misgiving and incredulous glance as that you were pleased to bestow on me just now.''
``It is the declaration of Cardinal Spada, and the will so long sought for,''replied Edmond, still incredulous.
``Who live upon the stones, I suppose,''said Franz with an incredulous smile.
``You seem incredulous,''said Monte Cristo, who repeated to Ali in the Arabic language what he had just been saying to Baptistin in French.

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