credulousness


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And though that was the most extreme example of the extraordinary credulousness with which Matthews treated Castro's claims, it is by no means the only one.
For sheer credulousness, then, Lee Siegel deserves some sort of recognition.
He shrewdly notes that in confessing to the venial sins of credulousness and generosity, she was preparing herself for eventual reinstatement in the Party, and comments that "if this was opportunism, it was the kind of opportunism that required little in the way of either soul-searching or complex ratiocination" (27).
The paroxysmal contempt for the war's opponents combined with the docile credulousness toward Bush administration pro-war assertions (especially about Saddam Hussein's alleged nuclear capability) render "perfervid" an entirely fair modifier.
Beisner said he has problems with the credulousness of many environmental writers.
There was obviously great potential for fraud in all of this, and people today often wonder at the credulousness of the medieval Christians, who seemed all too eager to believe that a newly arrived piece of bone came from a saint.
The work celebrates modern rationalism and tries to account for the credulousness of older cultures.
The photograph of the brothers brings to a close the short central part of the book, in which the nostalgic, idyllic tone of the opening section is jarred by errors of fact, John's apparent credulousness about his brother's life away from Oxford, and a growing undercurrent of competition and conflict between the two.
Byatt, who has practiced historical fiction in several of her works, is anxious about the reader's credulousness.
As we have seen, Iago is able to change a person's chief attributes - Desdemona's goodness and innocence, Othello's singleness and credulousness -- into evil.
This picturesque and innocent traditional popular fantasy has been displaced today by other far-fetched explanations, supported by esoteric books that exploit the credulousness of some people.