Perhaps in no minor point does woman astonish her helpmate more than in the strange power she possesses of believing cajoleries that she knows to be false—except, indeed, in that of being utterly sceptical on strictures that she knows to be true.
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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.