CREDULITY in a Sentence

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credulity
 n.  readiness of belief; disposition to believe on slight evidence
Classic Sentence:
1  Bertha has been behaving more than ever like a madwoman, and George's powers of credulity are very nearly exhausted.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
2  Those acute and long-practised senses, whose powers so often exceed the limits of all ordinary credulity, after having detected the danger, had enabled them to ascertain its magnitude and duration.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
3  As our credulity switched back to her she leaned forward with enthusiasm.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
4  But there was less equivocal testimony, which the credulity of the assembly, or of the greater part, greedily swallowed, however incredible.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
5  His voice alone inspires one with absolute credulity.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In THIRD ACT
6  But the world listened only half credulously until the Fisk Jubilee Singers sang the slave songs so deeply into the world's heart that it can never wholly forget them again.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XIV
7  A girl on a hilltop; credulous, plastic, young; drinking the air as she longed to drink life.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
8  She was credulous, perhaps; a born hero-worshipper; yet she did question and examine unceasingly.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
9  Nor, credulous as such minds must have been, was this conceit altogether without some faint show of superstitious probability.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
10  The awe-stricken credulous slaves in the vicinity took it for the bones of one of the fallen angels.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
11  To the credulous mariners it seemed the same silent spout they had so long ago beheld in the moonlit Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
12  Nevertheless, the old sea-traditions, the immemorial credulities, popularly invested this old Manxman with preternatural powers of discernment.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
13  Antonia had the most trusting, responsive eyes in the world; love and credulousness seemed to look out of them with open faces.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
Example Sentence:
1  He tried to practice upon the imagination and credulity of the public.
2  Her latest version of events strained their credulity still further.
3  A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
4  They seem to equate intelligent belief with credulity.
5  The rascal lives on the credulity of the people.
6  They are credulous people who believe in the advertisement.