INCREDULOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INCREDULOUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
incredulous
 a.  difficult to believe; incredible; skeptical
Classic Sentence: (62 in 5 pages)
1  For a fleeting instant she saw Melanie's incredulous face, the look on the chaperons' faces, the petulant girls, the enthusiastic approval of the soldiers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  She would be stunned and incredulous and would speak gentle words that stung despite their gentleness, would talk of honor and honesty and truth and duty to one's neighbor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
3  "She would be stunned and incredulous at the first signs of my gentility," said Rhett, arising lightly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
4  And, for her penance, there would be the dreadful sight of Melanie's face changing from fond love and trust to incredulous horror and repulsion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
5  Miss Bart made an incredulous gesture.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
6  She was startled, incredulous, then wretched.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  Affected by the solemnity of the scene, there was a wondering gaze of incredulous curiosity in his countenance.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. The Chapel.
8  Any time these ten years, they tell me, has that man held up that picture, and exhibited that stump to an incredulous world.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth; in Wood; in She...
9  And then, while some of the other prisoners gathered round he told his wild story; most of them were incredulous, but Duane knew that Jurgis could never have made up such a yarn as that.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 25
10  When he ventured to utter this impression to his companions, it was met by Hawkeye with an incredulous shake of the head.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
11  Lestrade and Gregson glanced at each other with an incredulous smile.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
12  We started off for the cab together, leaving our informant incredulous, but obviously uncomfortable.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
13  James Harthouse looked at her with an incredulous smile upon his lips; but her mind looked over and beyond him, and the smile was quite thrown away.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
14  'I beg your worship's pardon,' said Mr. Bumble, incredulous of having heard aright.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
15  On hearing this most unexpected sound, Mr. Bumble looked, first incredulous, and afterwards amazed.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Example Sentence:
1  When Jack claimed he hadn't eaten the jelly doughnut, Jill took an incredulous look at his smeared face and laughed.
2  I am wholly incredulous of the truth of his story.
3  In my experience, most of the incredulity is expressed by people who don't understand how evolution works and aren't acquainted with all evidence.