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Word: incredulous

Definition: withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief


Sentences Containing 'incredulous'

Elizabeth looked at her sister with incredulous solicitude, but said nothing.
Though suspicion was very far from Miss Bennet's general habits, she was absolutely incredulous here.
``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.
``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.''
``But,''said Beauchamp, who, as became a journalist, was very incredulous,``you always carry this drug about you?''
``You seem incredulous,''said Monte Cristo, who repeated to Ali in the Arabic language what he had just been saying to Baptistin in French.
I am not a banker, like M. Danglars, but I am quite as incredulous as he is.''
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Then standing as if incredulous for a while, he calmly walked towards the astonished steward slowly saying, "Ginger?
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.

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