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credence

noun acceptance, act of believing, belief, certainty, complete trust, confidence, credit, dependence on, faith, firm belief, fixed belief, full assurance, full belief, implicit belief, instinctive belief, persuasion, reliance, subjective belief, sureness, surety, suspension of disbelief, trust, unshaken belief, view
Foreign phrases: Culbet in arte sua perito est credendum.Credence should be given to one skilled in his peculiar prooession.
See also: belief, confidence, conviction, credibility, faith, persuasion, reliance, trust, weight
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For example we burst a tyre within a mile of Credence Green, and, to save time, walked into the beautifully kept little village.
Only an initiated few spend their holidays at Credence Green, and they have trained the householders to keep the place select.
But still John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, stood deaf and unseeing, suffering the pangs of keen regret for the opportunity that he had wasted because he had been so gullible as to place credence in a single statement of the first lieutenant of his arch-enemy.
Du Guesclin gazed round the tapestried room, at the screens, the tables, the abace, the credence, the buffet with its silver salver, and the half-circle of friendly, wondering faces.
Nobody who knows me would believe this story of the ring; but it may suit the purpose, or gratify the hatred of Mr Ralph Nickleby to feign to attach credence to it.
Geoffrey may or may not have intended his astonishing story to be seriously accepted, but in fact it was received with almost universal credence.
Nor, could you have read the thoughts which passed through that active, healthy brain, the longings and desires and aspirations which the sight of Teeka inspired, would you have been any more inclined to give credence to the reality of the origin of the ape-man.
You are the slave to the opinions which have credence among the people you have known and have read about.
It seems to me that his story may gain credence from the very fact of our being discovered in this extraordinary place.
But, then, the thought darted across his mind that it was barely eleven o'clock; and that many people were still in the streets: of whom surely some might be found to give credence to his tale.
Cluppins worthy of credence they would believe it, and, if they didn't, why, they wouldn't.
Graham Siddall, president and CEO of Credence Systems.