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  • he gave credence to the gossip
  • They had probably sanded her down, and as she looked closer, she saw nicks in the hull, lending credence to her theory.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • "How much credence do you give the claim of faerie betrayal?" asked Kadir.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • …testimony at the first trial; the rationale, as stated by the defendant, for his recantation; the evidence of external pressures brought to bear on the witness prior to and after both trial and recantation; the actions of the witness that lend credence to his trial testimony and the actions of the witness that lend credence to his recantation; evidence adduced at trial in contradiction of the witness’ testimony on details, and due to the nature of this case, any evidence from any…
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • This was a touching story, but I am afraid I did not give it due credence until some years later when I heard of an almost identical case of adoption of motherless wolf pups.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Mr. Leighton continues swirling his wine around in his glass as if he’s actually giving credence to what Drew said and considering the relevant arguments on the topic.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I knew the ways of New York well enough by now to at least give passing credence to the idea that Nathan might just be some sort of con man, out to hustle up something as commonplace and as obvious as money.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Adah says no one is giving it any credence; here, no one has ever doubted it.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Unless the Twins can certify that you aren’t a threat, we cannot give you credence, despite, and perhaps because of, the assistance you have given Eragon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Mutterings here and there, yes, but nothing I’d give credence to.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest

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  • No one understood the idea or put any more credence in it than in the powdered magnesium and such things.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Therefore look well around, and so thou shalt see things that would take credence from my speech.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • But, then, the thought darted across his mind that it was barely eleven o’clock; and that many people were still in the streets: of whom surely some might be found to give credence to his tale.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Hadn’t given the story much credence up till now, but after what just happened in the big top, I’m beginning to think there might be half a chance.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • They stood frozen, Mariam and Laila, eyes to the ground, as though looking at each other would give credence to the way Rasheed saw things, that while he was opening doors and lugging baggage for people who wouldn’t spare him a glance a lewd conspiracy was shaping behind his back, in his home, in his beloved son’s presence.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • And I should be false and base if I did not tell you, whether it is acceptable to you or no, and whether you are inclined to give credence to it or no, that you deeply wrong both Mr. Matthew Pocket and his son Herbert, if you suppose them to be otherwise than generous, upright, open, and incapable of anything designing or mean.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The intimacy of it, the comfort of other voices giving credence to their private myths, prepared them to meet their wives with less distance than they might otherwise bring home after fishing.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Pretty perplexed, Dumont d’Urville didn’t know if he should give credence to these reports, which had been carried in some of the less reliable newspapers; nevertheless, he decided to start on Dillon’s trail.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • But so often the practiced and chronic liar deceives only himself; it is the man who all his life has been selfconvicted of veracity whose lies find quickest credence.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • But the less credence was to be given to the gun-deck talk touching Claggart, seeing that no man holding his office in a man-of-war can ever hope to be popular with the crew.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • It is a look that gives equal credence to disaster and lecherous success.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • When the Emperor Lucius had well understood their credence, he was sore moved as he had been all araged, and said, I had supposed that Arthur would have obeyed to my commandment, and have served you himself, as him well beseemed or any other king to do.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Though this sort of thing went on every other night or very near it still Stephen’s feelings got the better of him in a sense though he knew that Corley’s brandnew rigmarole on a par with the others was hardly deserving of much credence.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The statement failed to appeal to her credence, and it was not grateful to any resentment that she entertained.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • When the Emperor Lucius had well understood their credence, he was sore moved as he had been all araged, and said, I had supposed that Arthur would have obeyed to my commandment, and have served you himself, as him well beseemed or any other king to do.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • The direct testimony was in almost all cases corroborated by the reports of the colleges where they graduated, so that in the main the reports were worthy of credence.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • For our own part, we allow them just as little credence as to that other fable of the skeleton hand which the lieutenant-governor was said to have seen at the Colonel’s throat, but which vanished away, as he advanced farther into the room.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • She hadn’t given the story much credence—the woman didn’t strike her as the marrying type.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • I gave no credence to the ideology of Garveyism; it was, rather, the emotional dynamics of its adherents that evoked my admiration.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • But there was an immense power in my sanctimony that lent a certain trembling credence to my outbursts.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • If all these tokens are not enough to vindicate the truth of what I say, here is my sword, that will compel incredulity itself to give credence to it.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • It was a smaller weapon than the one he held in his hand and had no silencer, lending a degree of credence to the claim that he was to be taken, not killed.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • That anyone should still place the slightest credence in the supernormal seemed extraordinary to him, and finding Rashaverak here had shaken his faith in the Overlords.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Nobody who knows me would believe this story of the ring; but it may suit the purpose, or gratify the hatred of Mr Ralph Nickleby to feign to attach credence to it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • She found no one from whom she dared expect credence and help.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • But it was given sufficient credence.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • This alone gave the suggestion its only credence.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • If we attempt to silence this talk, we only lend it credence.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • He hoped that his wound was serious enough to give credence to this image of a death struggle.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • His love and wisdom, Approv’d so to your majesty, may plead For amplest credence.
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • What you’ve heard, and how much credence and faith you put in these reports.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • You are the slave to the opinions which have credence among the people you have known and have read about.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • This was the point he would stick to through thick and thin; it made them feel they knew better, gave credence to the rest of his information.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • When, the following day, Adams came to the assembly to present his letter of credence, it was as sweet a moment of triumph and vindication as he had ever known.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • She made a gesture to show him he should choke up on the bat, but his reaction showed that he didn’t give much credence to batting advice from an elderly woman.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Aren’t any F.N. laws covering marriage; can’t be—just a rule about each nation required to give "full faith and credence" to marriage customs of other member nations.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • But that gives credence to my theory that these men, under the bottle’s spell, wandered away from the camp to sleep it off and then, fearing the foreman’s wrath, decided to leave altogether.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • During the last year many dark tales had gone from camp to camp in Idaho—some too strange, too horrible for credence—and with every rumor the fame of Kells had grown, and also a fearful certainty of the rapid growth of a legion of evil men out on the border.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • It may be foreseen that a democratic people will not easily give credence to divine missions; that they will turn modern prophets to a ready jest; and they that will seek to discover the chief arbiter of their belief within, and not beyond, the limits of their kind.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Still other sources, these from Interpol’s headquarters in Paris, have stated that their branch in Hong Kong knew of the supposed death of Jason Bourne, but as the widely circulated reports and photographs were so sketchy and unidentifiable, they did not give much credence to the story.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
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