The story of Madame Hohlakov’s present was received with skepticism.
He would bring him forward perhaps next day, or even a few days later, choosing an opportunity to cry out to us, ’You know I was more skeptical about Smerdyakov than you, you remember that yourselves, but now I am convinced.
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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.