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  • a credible witness
  • completely credible testimony
  • credible information
  • They’re all less credible than Amy.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • Despite the occasional slurring, he sounded almost credible.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • They asked him more questions, but the more Myers talked, the less credible his story sounded.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • And you’re not exactly credible witnesses."
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • It pleased her to think that her performance had been so dazzling, credible, and convincing.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • How do I make sense of, make credible—much less human—the miseries of the next few hours?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It seemed hardly credible that I couldn’t follow these moments back to a world where she wasn’t dead.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • I felt sure that Laurie Birnbaum was credible.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • "This must be the trash she keeps up front to impress credible mundanes," he said, sounding disgusted.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • My obsession with hip-hop kept me credible with the kids in my neighborhood.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • My gift to Mamaji one birthday, I must have been thirteen or so, was two full lengths of credible butterfly.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Where could you possibly find enough credible evidence to support a theory like this?
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Our little boy had said some pretty incredible stuff—and he had backed it up with credible information, things there was no way he could have known.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • The thought that had flashed into my mind grew real, grew credible.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Seems it credible that by three such thin threads the great Leviathan was suspended like the big weight to an eight day clock.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She must have followed him here, because it was not credible that by pure chance she should have happened to be walking on the same evening up the same obscure backstreet, kilometres distant from any quarter where Party members lived.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • "It’s simple enough—and credible enough," said Griffin, putting the serviette aside and leaning the invisible head on an invisible hand.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Thus restrained and simplified, it sounded more credible: I felt as I went on that Miss Temple fully believed me.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • As long as we have a credible reason.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • It was only later that I pieced together a portrait that was more credible, if less creditable.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • The story was so fantastic and incredible, the telling so credible and sober.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • The decision to set out eastwards had suggested the idea to him; for Buckland was on the eastern borders of the Shire, and as he had lived there in childhood his going back would at least seem credible.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Was this credible? were there cases in which the law should retire before transfigured crime, and stammer its excuses?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The letter said that a credible informant had warned military officials that a California man, believed to be working for an innocuous local Japanese organization, had in fact been an employee of the Japanese navy, on assignment to raise money for Japan’s war effort.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • More credible was the rumour that the Jewish ghettos in Poland were to be limited to four: Warsaw, Lublin, Cracow and Radom.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • These days I was more worried about Sophie, who was a credible threat, or even Clarke, who had made it clear that yes, she still hated me.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Given the treacherous nature of the local topography (most of the cliffs that riddle the region are composed of Navajo sandstone, a crumbly stratum that erodes into smooth, bulging precipices) and Ruess’s penchant for dangerous climbing, this is a credible scenario.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Every detail of the damaging circumstances that occurred in the graveyard upon that morning which all present remembered so well was brought out by credible witnesses, but none of them were cross-examined by Potter’s lawyer.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • In what words shall I describe this dread exploit, by what language shall I make it credible to ages to come, what eulogies are there unmeet for thee, though they be hyperboles piled on hyperboles!
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • But is this story credible?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • It was credibly ascertained that Squire Sinclare, as his name was commonly contracted in the neighborhood, had counted out fifty dollars, and given them to Miss Ophelia, and told her to buy any clothes she thought best; and that two new silk dresses, and a bonnet, had been sent for from Boston.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • And the wall is made of light—that entirely credible yet unreal Vermeer light.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Some of the townspeople declared that she did all this only from pride, but that is hardly credible.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • The past Wednesday, returning from two weeks of treatment at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, her customary place of retirement, Mrs. Clutter had brought scarcely credible tidings to tell her husband; with joy she informed him that the source of her misery, so medical opinion had at last decreed, was not in her head but in her spine-it was physical, a matter of misplaced vertebrae.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • And when we didn’t, of course, find it anywhere in my room-although I gave a very credible, thoroughgoing search, looking even inside my tie shoes-Mami did not persist but let the matter drop.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • He knew his wife was with child, but he had left her not long ago in perfect health; and Henchard’s treachery was more credible than his story.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • O thou that, in the fateful valley which made Scipio the heir of glory when Hannibal and his followers turned their backs, didst bring of old a thousand lions for booty,—and it still seems credible that hadst thou been at the high war of thy brothers, the sons of the Earth would have conquered,—set us below, and disdain thou not to do so, where the cold locks up Cocytus.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • I scarce know how to put my story into words that shall be a credible picture of my state of mind; but I was in these days literally able to find a joy in the extraordinary flight of heroism the occasion demanded of me.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • Sula stretched my attempts to manipulate language, to work credibly and, perhaps, elegantly with a discredited vocabulary.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • Sartain things have been said, as I’ve told you, but I’m not very credible as to reports.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • It was hardly credible that the jack had not got wrong with the minutes when the rattle began again, the puppet emerged, and the four quarters were struck fitfully as before.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • A person five years older could be a credible mentor, though now and then he’d say something that reminded her he wasn’t very old himself.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Ham Peggotty, who went to the national school, and was a very dragon at his catechism, and who may therefore be regarded as a credible witness, reported next day, that happening to peep in at the parlour-door an hour after this, he was instantly descried by Miss Betsey, then walking to and fro in a state of agitation, and pounced upon before he could make his escape.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I don’t consider it credible that he would sacrifice thirteen years to the infinite execution of a rhetorical experiment.
    Jorge Luis Borges  --  The Garden of Forking Paths
  • But I was paralyzed, so I developed this pretty credible comedy act—I’m the I-Don’tCare-Kid—which is what I assume most other kids do.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • But evill men under pretext that God can do any thing, are so bold as to say any thing when it serves their turn, though they think it untrue; It is the part of a wise man, to believe them no further, than right reason makes that which they say, appear credible.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • You are the only character witness we’ve got for Shay; you’re credible because you’re wearing that collar.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
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