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The terms honourable, noble, and worthy gentleman, resounded through the room; nay, my landlord himself began to have a better opinion of him, and almost to disbelieve the account which the guide had given.
We can DISBELIEVE the image-proposition expressed by "the window to the left of the door," and our disbelief will be true if the window is not to the left of the door.
One cannot disbelieve facts, Darya Alexandrovna," said he, with an emphasis on the word "facts.
Rings by the dozen, diamonds by the score; bracelets, pendants, aigrettes, necklaces, pearls, rubies, amethysts, sapphires; and diamonds always, diamonds in everything, flashing bayonets of light, dazzling me--blinding me--making me disbelieve because I could no longer forget.
I have tried, for the sake of my own self-respect, to disbelieve it as long as I could; but his looks, his actions, force on me the shameful conviction of the truth.
His distress was by no means alleviated by an inclination to disbelieve the reality of this experience.
He had no reason to disbelieve them; the girl's manner being so natural as to be almost convincing, if he had had any previous doubts.
There are stories of her which I would fain disbelieve -- stories that she is sealed to some Gentile.
I am telling you the truth, and you have no right to disbelieve me; I have kept my word to you, and you have never detected me in a falsehood.
Love has a way of cheating itself consciously, like a child who plays at solitary hide-and-seek; it is pleased with assurances that it all the while disbelieves.
A Unitarian very earnestly disbelieves in almost everything that anybody else believes, and he has a very lively sustaining faith in he doesn't quite know what.
Van Mons, in his treatise on pears and apples, shows how utterly he disbelieves that the several sorts, for instance a Ribston-pippin or Codlin-apple, could ever have proceeded from the seeds of the same tree.