"Have you heard his latest idea?" we would ask disbelievingly
. In 1987 it was the golf course.
For any narrative about watching the RSC over the previous ten seasons or so would have to be one of those stories about coming disbelievingly
to be a connoisseur of one's own repeated disappointment, a sub-genre in which recent English writers have come to specialize.
On July 13, when Barbaro displayed the first indications of the disorder, the problem was described by Widener vet Dean Richardson as "catastrophic." But Richardson added, almost disbelievingly
, that Barbaro was nonetheless eating well, had good vital signs, and was able to walk on the surgically resected hoof.
each other disbelievingly
across a room) to a position of dramatic
While there, they sat and listened, in some cases disbelievingly
, as presenters told them how resident care, staffing, and activities might be organized to personalize care and make it maximally supportive for residents and staff.
To this end Lessons Of Darkness ends with yet another in a long line of Herzogian images of circularity and futility: a fireman approaches a gushing blast of oil (the fire having just been extinguished), and, as Herzog narrates disbelievingly
, throws a light into it and starts the whole process anew.
He repeated his story, but his comrades just raised their eyebrows and hummed disbelievingly
. Someone, in a bored tone, said that he should phone the Air Officer Commanding and tell him about it all.
Of these admissions (and there are a fair number of them), the following--a rewrite of something Harold Bloom once said about his experience with Blake's illuminated books--is likely the most heartfelt in its formulation: "I stare, disbelievingly
, at the mystifying poetry and pictures it claims to account for, and then I try, too strenuously, to wind the golden string of the criticism into the heart of the illuminated books.
A passport used to be a rather grand object, handed to poker-faced officials for them to stare disbelievingly
at your worst-ever photograph.
[At this moment, the two interviewers laugh deprecatingly, disbelievingly
, overriding her voice with their own "explanation," as one calls out, "You had a lot of guts!"] Hanna F.: [simultaneously]: No, no, no, no, there were not guts, there was just sheer stupidity.
I watched disbelievingly
as the teacher literally implored the student to go see a counsellor.
"This has been a long time coming but I'm finally a senior world champ," she smiled almost disbelievingly