Usage examples for credibility

  1. She expected that any covert manipulations by monarchs would be found out and therefore would damage their credibility. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. " I ask," added he, hastily, for Solomon looked up in wonder at his companion's vehemence, " because the credibility of such a story as you tell me would depend upon the state of the man's brain." – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  3. The physician, in the mean time, acquired for the collection some of those medical works where one may find recorded various rare and almost incredible cases, which may not have their like for a whole century, and then repeat themselves, so as to give a new lease of credibility to stories which had come to be looked upon as fables. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  4. " Let us test the credibility of the man who has tried to swear away the life of the prisoner. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  5. For not only is the circumstantial evidence overwhelming and conclusive, but we have also the testimony of eye- witnesses with which to confirm it, and one of these witnesses, Ben Jonson, is of rare credibility and singularly well equipped. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  6. Well, said I, all out of patience, if you know of any occasion when this woman has been with any man as his wife, or his mistress, and can give names, dates, and places, and under what circumstances, and this information on examination proves so reliable that we can get other witnesses besides yourself- persons of credibility and reputation- to testify to it, I will pay you three hundred dollars. – The Spiritualists and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton
  7. To act otherwise is to raise an altogether false issue, the question of evidence is argued when what is really at issue is that of credibility. – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  8. The credibility of the document in which is found the account of the fall is further impaired by the fact that it contains statements openly at variance with the demonstrations of science. – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook
  9. The credibility of Flett's witnesses could not be assailed, and cross- examination only threw a more favorable light upon their character. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  10. " Pardon me, M. le Juge, but do you not give too much credibility to the porter? – The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths
  11. If instead of one person, Cadmus traversing so much ground, and introducing the rites of his country at Rhodes, Samos, Thera, Thasus, Samothrace, and building so many cities in Libya, we suppose these things to have been done by colonies, who were styled Cadmians, all will be very right, and the credibility of the history not disputed. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  12. The credibility of their evidence is therefore gone. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  13. This was felt to be a very unsatisfactory method of procedure, as far as the public was concerned, because it amounted to no more than attacking the credibility of a witness who pretended to describe only what he himself had seen- and there is nothing so hard as to prove a negative. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
  14. By no means favourable to the credibility of their testimony. – The Grounds of Christianity Examined by Comparing The New Testament with the Old by George Bethune English
  15. Oh, if you come to that kind of ground, you know, and abandon the aspect of the question from the side of pure reason, you've so many preliminaries to prove; e g, the genuineness and authenticity of the Pentateuch and the Gospels; the credibility of the narrators; the possibility of their being deceived; the- In fact, said De Vayne, the evidences of Christianity. – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  16. Our power to discern reasons for them, gives a positive credibility to the history of them. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  17. It would give credibility to every other act of violence stated in the evidence, however enormous it might appear. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson
  18. History by him repeats itself to- day, and to- day's marvels give credibility to his statements. – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  19. It came first from Budapest, in Hungary, where it was averred several persons of credibility had seen Dr. Max Syx. – The Moon Metal by Garrett P. Serviss