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 Sentences of doubtful
Definition:
a. distrustful; skeptical; full of doubt; having doubt; not settled in opinion
Example:
Alice was rather doubtful whether she ought not to lie down on her face like the three gardeners.
Sentence in Classic:
To keep the audience continually diverted she slipped the doubtful items in between the old favourites.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
In a doubtful case I would not put him in so painful a position, and so I reserve my information until my own mind is clear upon the matter.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Even the hostess, with bare feet, uncombed hair, and dressed in a garment of doubtful color, received the guests grumblingly.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
They accepted everything that they were told about the Rebellion and the principles of Animalism, especially from Clover, for whom they had an almost filial respect; but it was doubtful whether they understood very much of it.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
But that he had quarreled with the head official, and was on his way back to Moscow, only he had been taken so ill on the road that it was doubtful if he would ever leave his bed again, she wrote.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The farther I go back in memory, or what is the same thing the farther I go forward in my judgment, the more doubtful becomes my belief in the freedom of my action.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I must acknowledge that I felt it difficult to picture him quite at his ease in the raiment proposed for him by his grateful little niece, and that I was particularly doubtful of the policy of the cocked hat; but I kept these sentiments to myself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Who began it, or how fair it was, or how unfair, may be doubtful; but how it ended is certainly not doubtful, for the victim was found throttled.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Not with the brightness natural to cheerful youth, but with uncertain, eager, doubtful flashes, which had something painful in them, analogous to the changes on a blind face groping its way.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Bumble tasted the medicine with a doubtful look; smacked his lips; took another taste; and put the cup down empty.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Whether the character whom I have selected for my hero has pleased my readers is, of course, exceedingly doubtful.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context