Disbelief


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Disbelief

See also Skepticism.
Capys
Trojan who mistrusted Trojan Horse; cautioned against bringing it into the city. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 50]
Cassandra
no one gave credence to her accurate prophecies of doom. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 51]
Gerstein, Kurt
anti-Nazi German; nobody credited his story of atrocities. [Ger. Hist.: Wigoder, 210]
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Ghazi sees suspension of disbelief as an essential ingredient for storytelling but also attributes it to people's daily life and the human condition.
In the controversial recording, Walter denied the child's allegations of assault only to have the detective disparage and express disbelief with the denials, as well as accuse him of dishonesty.
[USA], Oct 13 ( ANI ): American actor George Clooney has criticised the United States President Donald Trump administration's culture of "hate and disbelief".
There was shock and disbelief that day when he left Race Course Road, as there is the same shock and disbelief today as earthly body will be consigned to fire: Flames may destroy his mortal remains but not the memory of the man.
17, to share her continued disbelief over her good fortune.
He described the presence of Muslims, in various countries, as being viewed as an imposition by the front of arrogance and disbelief, and added, "The Muslim World can stand against the Front of Disbelief and Arrogance, today; moreover, the Islamic system in Iran, which seeks the full realization of Islamic law, will make victory over the enemies of Islam a reality."
I just can't believe this!" Disbelief was apparent among other commenters, some of whom thought the video may have been fabricated.
And the only way you could be in a "state of disbelief" is if you disbelieve the concept that world governing bodies can hold local ones to account.
Calling his book a sustained reflection on the critical phrase from ColeridgeAEs Biographia Literaria: othe willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faitho, he cites the phrase--having made the transition from high intellectual discourse to pop culture--as a description of the readerAEs acceptance in art of the most fantastic worlds whose premises, actions, or outcomes the reader would normally reject as unreal.
While we gathered our thoughts, people were constantly trying the door, then walking away in disbelief.
Some suspended their disbelief about the expense, inconvenience, and unfairness of blocking Commonwealth.
KEITH ANDREWS has revealed his "disbelief and disgust" over the [euro]5m pay-off from FIFA after the controversial World Cup play-off defeat six years ago.