Usage examples for disbelieve

  1. " I do not disbelieve you," said Ellerey quietly. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  2. At first he affected to disbelieve the report sent from Pylos, and proposed to send commissioners to inquire into the true state of the case. – Stories From Thucydides by H. L. Havell
  3. Other wonders of the like nature, drops of sweat seen to stand on statues, groans heard from them, the figures seen to turn round and to close their eyes, are recorded by many ancient historians; and we ourselves could relate divers wonderful things, which we have been told by men of our own time, that are not lightly to be rejected; but to give too easy credit to such things, or wholly to disbelieve them, is equally dangerous, so incapable is human infirmity of keeping any bounds, or exercising command over itself, running off sometimes to superstition and dotage, at other times to the contempt and neglect of all that is supernatural. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  4. It is the truth shining from behind that gives the strength to disbelieve. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  5. If so, Constantine was an arch- heretic; for surely, when Christ had taught that His kingdom was not of this world, it was heresy to disbelieve it, and, in the very teeth of such a declaration, to introduce an ecclesiastical system founded upon compulsion, ignoring altogether the Divine power of Christianity, and assuming that it could only be maintained by the sword and pay of the State. – The Religious Life of London by J. Ewing Ritchie
  6. " I would, indeed, that I could disbelieve you," said Constance, sorrowfully; " I have considered deeply on your words. – Godolphin, Volume 2. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  7. After having thus disposed of Madame d'Urfe to disbelieve whatever the Corticelli cared to tell her, and to concentrate all her energies on the task of writing to Selenis, the intelligence of the moon, I set myself seriously to work to regain the money I had lost at play; and here my cabala was no good to me. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  8. When I hear of other persons who have come to disbelieve in established things, no matter what, I send for them and find out all about it across the dinner table. – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  9. But in these days the test of religious belief is that it should make men accept as certain truth what they would disbelieve on any other authority. – The Intellectual Life by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  10. Lest they should disbelieve this warning, a signal would be given that night. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  11. They have to be told of it by other people, and they often entirely disbelieve them. – The Soul of Man by Oscar Wilde
  12. They grow to disbelieve in any human truth and goodness; all men are to them criminals actual or potential; breathing and dwelling amidst crime, it enters into their own blood and temper. – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne
  13. Their mother knew nothing about the matter, answered the lark; but why do you ask me, and then disbelieve what I say? – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  14. The fact is, consciously or not, you doubt my honesty; you think I am making faces, and at heart disbelieve my utterances. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  15. I appeal to you as an honourable man to disbelieve every word she says, and to respect the true instinct of a maternal parent. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. He tried, as long as he could, to disbelieve this; but there it went- away- away- and Oliver had to come down from his stone, put on his clothes again, and find how thirsty he was. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  17. " I have heard it said that it is not wise to disbelieve anything nowadays," answered Orsino. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  18. It was with both pleasure and anxiety that I watched the darkness slowly closing in, though I felt inclined to disbelieve that " Time and tide wait for no man." – 'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany by Gerald Featherstone Knight
  19. I am learned and I need some graver pang- Something as unsuspected as to tell you That I had poisoned you three hours ago, And see you disbelieve- begin to believe. – King Lear's Wife; The Crier by Night; The Riding to Lithend; Midsummer-Eve; Laodice and Danaë by Gordon Bottomley