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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.
  • a skeptical attitude
  • Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
    Carl Sagan

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  • a skeptical listener
  • The difference between me and my atheist opponents is that I am skeptical not only of the allegedly irrational claims of religion but also of the irrational claims made in the name of science and skepticism itself.
    Dinesh D’Souza  --  What’s So Great About Christianity
  • asked Judge Tanner, his voice edged with skepticism.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • "I ain’t so sure," said George skeptically.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • "Of course I’m coming back!"
    Hephaestus studied me skeptically.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • She didn’t bother to hide her skepticism.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song

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  • "It wasn’t my fault."
    She looked at me skeptically, and I realized it was my fault
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • "I’ll be fine."
    Blackjack cocked his head skeptically.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • "I think somebody’s got it in for Mother Paula. I think it’s some kind of revenge deal."
    "Revenge," repeated the captain, somewhat skeptically.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • As if that’s going to be possible, the little voice inside her said skeptically.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • He put his hands over his face but when he removed them she was still staring skeptically.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • I didn’t say anything, and he seemed to hear skepticism in my silence.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • "We have one big advantage: We’re smarter than those guys."
    "We are?" Christopher asked skeptically.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • She gave him a skeptical look, and he explained.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • Colton’s eyes turned skeptical. "That doesn’t look like Grandma Ellen."
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Eddie was skeptical.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • When he gave me the book, Bill said, "Be skeptical about this one."
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • "We’re going to catch this jerk," she kept saying, and went knocking on every door ... insisting to skeptical housewives ... that they must have seen something or somebody suspicious.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • "Are you saying that I owe this woman something?" Thibault’s voice was skeptical.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Even she seemed skeptical.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Lou looked skeptical.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • Sarah raised a skeptical eyebrow.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • His voice was deeply skeptical.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • They wandered through the rooms like skeptical housebuyers.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • Unlike Tribesmen, Scholars are not superstitious, and Darin has always had a Scholar’s healthy skepticism.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The skepticism on your face proves that my cover story is tight.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • She curls her lip back, skeptical, and the resemblance to Juliet is no longer so strong.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I got a few skeptical looks for that, but I didn’t care.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Sophia made a skeptical face from her bed, where she was halfheartedly reviewing some Renaissance history notes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • "I know you’re skeptical of us, and for good reason, but we have no cause to hurt either of you.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • "And that’s what Dad’s trying to figure out now?" he asked, skeptical.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Mark said skeptically.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Vanessa eyes me skeptically.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • She’ll be just as skeptical as you were, but without the complicated romantic history…."
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Gina’s head tilted skeptically, indicating she knew that Mae actually had many questions still, but didn’t want to ask them for fear of looking uninformed.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "I thought you didn’t believe in destiny," said Emma, assessing me skeptically.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I asked him one afternoon at age seven, eyeing him skeptically across the card table where he was letting me win at Monopoly.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I had majored in theater, much to the skepticism of my father and grandfather.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He looked at Michael skeptically and then slowly sat down.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • He didn’t bother to hide his skepticism.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • In any event, I was skeptical about the happy relationship which Ootek postulated as existing between caribou and wolf.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • He looked up at me skeptically.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • They seemed to pause, so that I might actually do something, but the retired doctor had been regarding me most skeptically and then purposefully set about his business, asking someone else to run and call for an ambulance.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It’s hard to see his expression in the dark, but his voice sounds both skeptical and wry.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The light falls on Sarah’s skeptical face.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • When he unveiled the invention at the fair, the prototype was as yet untested, and his contemporaries were skeptical—and rightfully so.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
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