But we are living in a sceptical and, if I may use the phrase, a thought-tormented age: and sometimes I fear that this new generation, educated or hypereducated as it is, will lack those qualities of humanity, of hospitality, of kindly humour which belonged to an older day.
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I am skeptical about her plan.
She is skeptical any time someone says it is important she pay them a lot for a car repair.