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Definition degree of believability
  • 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
  • credence = a degree of believability
  • You are the slave to the opinions which have credence among the people you have known and have read about.
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • You are the slave to the opinions which have credence among the people you have known and have read about.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Adah says no one is giving it any credence; here, no one has ever doubted it.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She found no one from whom she dared expect credence and help.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mutterings here and there, yes, but nothing I'd give credence to.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • She hadn't given the story much credence—the woman didn't strike her as the marrying type.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • The statement failed to appeal to her credence, and it was not grateful to any resentment that she entertained.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • "How much credence do you give the claim of faerie betrayal?" asked Kadir.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • But it was given sufficient credence.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • 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
  • When he was with the king, she gave no credence to his words, but when he was by himself ....
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • No one understood the idea or put any more credence in it than in the powdered magnesium and such things.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • 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
  • 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
  • Therefore look well around, and so thou shalt see things that would take credence from my speech.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • If we attempt to silence this talk, we only lend it credence.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings

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