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  • David sounded dubious.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful
  • Moody was going to ask where he had got this map, which was a very dubious magical object...   (source)
    dubious = suspicious
  • "Yah," Meg said dubiously.   (source)
    dubiously = full of doubt
  • We allege criminal misconduct; we shout about antitrust; we sue for ancient and dubious liabilities.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful
  • The decrease in size, from Ralph down, was gradual; and though there was a dubious region inhabited by Simon and Robert and Maurice, nevertheless no one had any difficulty in recognizing biguns at one end and littluns at the other.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful or questionable
  • One or two chairs of dubious value sit at one end where the kitchen window opens onto the porch.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful
  • Leo looked dubious, but he held up the plug, and...  [When he learns that the spirit horse Tempest will provide the electricity for his curcular saw]   (source)
    dubious = doubtful; or full of uncertainty
  • The only dubious ray of hope has come from my sister.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful (not to be counted upon)
  • A dubious individual, even by Artemis Fowl's standards.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful or suspicious
  • [referring to a picture in a scary book] "But you knew it couldn't hurt you, didn't you?"
    "Ye - ess..." Danny said, a little dubious.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful (that something is true)
  • Saphira looked at him dubiously.   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully or suspiciously
  • Because that, darling, He makes fresh for us every day, without a lot of dubious middle managers.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful (potentially wrong or untrustworthy)
  • "Oh, come on," I said dubiously.   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully
  • But that would have taken us over the dubious southern uplands of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and we do not do that.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful or dangerous (not to be relied upon)
  • "It is a hard thing to weld aluminum. Steel would be better."
    ... He handed it to me and I hefted it. "Feels heavy," I said dubiously.   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully (doubting that steel really would be better than aluminum)
  • Simon looked dubious. "What makes you think so?"   (source)
    dubious = doubtful
  • We thought his morals dubious and tried to avoid him.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful (not to be relied upon)
  • Tobias doesn't like the dubious looks the Abnegation give him when he refers to Marcus's cruelty,   (source)
    dubious = doubtful
  • The DeSoto, he knew, was a dubious snow car.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful (not to be relied upon)
  • Yes, Dinorah says. You girls give them an earful, then the rest of us will give them something else.
    Everybody bursts out laughing. We've talked openly about it, and I can't say I really miss it, but some of the girls are ready to scream, they want a man so. And, I should add, it's not just the dubious "ladies" saying this. ... These girls can be so vulgar.   (source)
    dubious = of questionable reputation
  • Blomberg looked dubious, but the explanation was reasonable and...   (source)
    dubious = doubtful or suspicious
  • He looks dubious.   (source)
  • I left them downstairs, my mother listening dubiously as Caroline explained about how corduroy wasn't just for overalls anymore, and went up to my room,   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully
  • Scott was dubious.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful; or suspicious; or full of uncertainty
  • Rawlins handled the boots dubiously.   (source)
    dubiously = with doubt (as to whether they were any good)
  • Jason stared at me dubiously and said, "I thought I was supposed to be learning about family."   (source)
    dubiously = with doubt or uncertainty
  • "Isn't she pretty?"
    The kids give dubious looks, and I suspect a fair amount of jealousy.   (source)
    dubious = uncertain or doubtful
  • ...he still eyed Strider dubiously. 'How do we know you are the Strider that Gandalf speaks about?' he demanded.   (source)
    dubiously = with suspicion
  • They are interested solely in confirming highly dubious theoretical hypotheses by...   (source)
    dubious = doubtful (not to be trusted)
  • A woman of dubious reputation who...   (source)
    dubious = doubtful or suspicious
  • They have dim apprehensions that such propositions as 'God does not exist' are somewhat dubious at least in comparison with statements like 'All carnivorous cows eat meat.'   (source)
    dubious = doubtful
  • I lay there, picturing Sophie and her parents plodding their way southward towards the dubious safety of the Fringes, and hoping desperately that they would be far enough off now for my betrayal not to hurt them.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful, uncertain, or of questionable quality
  • "Not an easy climb, but it should be manageable."
    David glanced dubiously at his stump of a right hand.   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully
  • she'd turned down the dubious tray offered on the flight   (source)
    dubious = of doubtful quality
  • Baldwin had the dubious task of approaching Judson to ask for a postponement.   (source)
    dubious = full of uncertainty
  • Then he looked at me again, more dubious.   (source)
    dubious = suspicious; or full of uncertainty
  • Or I can lay a dubious claim to being the Macgregor.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful or suspicious
  • There was a short pause, and a dubious one.   (source)
  • Luther looked at Thomas, dubious, but he said, "Yes."   (source)
  • Dubiously the captain took the key in hand.   (source)
    dubiously = with doubt or suspicion
  • He said dubiously:   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully
  • Blanche [dubiously]:   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully or suspiciously
  • ...we pay dearly for the dubious pleasure of not having to make up our minds.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful; or suspicious; or uncertain
  • a man "of more than dubious reputation."   (source)
    dubious = doubtful or suspicious
  • I saw her eye too, dubious, considering, taking in my clothes from top to toe, wondering, with that swift downward glance given to all brides, if I was going to have a baby.   (source)
    dubious = suspicious
  • "If that's what you want..." she began, dubiously.   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully
  • Mr. Simms seemed dubious, promised to do what he could, and then said, "But nine outa ten you won't git her, Mister."   (source)
    dubious = doubtful
  • But this is all 'dubious gossip'   (source)
    dubious = doubtful (not to be relied upon)
  • The old man hummed dubiously to himself, glancing sideways at what the fire showed of the black torn cloth.   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully or suspiciously
  • a small chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, sprinkled with very dubious chopped nuts.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful (of questionable quality)
  • This aspect of the case had always seemed dubious to Miss Quested, and she had asked the police not to develop it.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful or suspicious
  • Marilla was not to be drawn from the safe concrete into dubious paths of the abstract.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful (not to be relied upon)
  • At once Dr. Glenn became dubious again, though he gave her no sign.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful or suspicious
  • ...his feeling partook less of intuitional conviction than of strong suspicion clogged by strange dubieties.   (source)
    dubieties = things that are doubtful
  • The courier shook his head dubiously.   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully or suspiciously
  • when he spread it out, and saw it was full of holes, he shook his head dubiously for a while,   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully
  • Carl stopped the horses and looked dubiously up at the black sky.   (source)
    dubiously = suspiciously
  • Seeing the farmer eying him dubiously, he added, "I'll be glad to sleep in the barn."   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully or suspiciously
  • He looked very dubious;   (source)
    dubious = doubtful or suspicious
  • And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Adler, of dubious and questionable memory.   (source)
  • [Looks dubiously at her.]   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully or suspiciously
  • My brother Farshid, with his schedule full of soccer, wrestling, and karate, was too busy to be recruited for this dubious honor.†   (source)
  • The men peered dubiously down the shaft, which led no more than ten yards into the earth.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Owens walked inside, looking dubiously at the shelves, and at the old wooden pews tipped up against a wall.†   (source)
  • She was still dubious about singing, though.†   (source)
  • While many, even most, farmers I knew were laconic and uncomplaining, Harold talked of himself often, and always as if he were almost but not quite two people—the one who had a lot of "great ideas" (Harold put the quotes around the words himself, every time he spoke them) and the dubious one, too, the one who knew none of these ideas would ever pan out.†   (source)
  • Kirsti asked dubiously.†   (source)
  • A love of order also shaped the principles of justice, with death and marriage the main engines of housekeeping, the former being set aside exclusively for the morally dubious, the latter a reward withheld until the final page.†   (source)
  • Curran, maybe the young man who spoke to you so impudently should be moved to a seat where his dubious charms will not be so enthusiastically embraced.†   (source)
  • Emma said dubiously.†   (source)
  • "I don't know much about children," said Kit dubiously.†   (source)
  • "They don't fight very well," Bran said dubiously.†   (source)
  • Senior English, calculus, beginning French, physics, European history, and something dubiously called "La Vie."†   (source)
  • Eleanor looked dubious.†   (source)
  • About his awful dad, about his dubious wardrobe choices.†   (source)
  • I was a little dubious, but the vodka proved to be as smooth as it was potent.†   (source)
  • Hoyt looked dubious but nodded.†   (source)
  • "Okay," said the lady, dubiously.†   (source)
  • Hiro is giving him an extremely dubious look.†   (source)
  • But then I really don't know it's right for me to be helping you with such dubious assignations.†   (source)
  • "And do you enjoy this sort of thing?" he asked dubiously.†   (source)
  • He looked dubiously at his pancakes, topped with strawberries and puffs of whipped cream.†   (source)
  • Phaedrus put up his hand to do so, caught a microsecond flash of malice from the teacher's eye, but then another student said, almost as an interruption, "I think there are some very dubious statements here.†   (source)
  • I took it inside to show Jenny, who was ecstatic to have it back, despite its dubious passage.†   (source)
  • "Yeah," said Joe, dubiously.†   (source)
  • The fact that I was American seemed to outweigh my dubious role as Moody's wife.†   (source)
  • He wished he had a friend, a male friend, with whom he could talk; and this made him realize that, with the dubious exception of Rufus, he had never had a friend in his life.†   (source)
  • I had the dubious honor of being its first inmate—got to see them build the Mess Hall brick by brick.†   (source)
  • They turned to find a squat, middle-aged man regarding them dubiously.†   (source)
  • Ramius had not yet begun school when he first heard tales from other children about what his father Aleksandr had done in Lithuania in 1940 and after that country's dubious liberation from the Germans in 1944.†   (source)
  • Seabiscuit might, he muttered dubiously, win another purse.†   (source)
  • Statistics like that are always to be viewed dubiously; it includes women who had to have abortions because their lives were in danger or because the baby had already died in the womb.†   (source)
  • When I told Ben and Ringer all this—minus the part about Evan being inside me, a bit too nuanced for Parish—there was a lot of dubious staring and significant looks from which I was painfully excluded.†   (source)
  • And so ships were diverted to the high-profile but strategically dubious mission of bombing the enemy's homeland.†   (source)
  • Asher looks at her dubiously and then over at me, and I know he plans to find out the truth of it later.†   (source)
  • He counted along the beds in the ward, moving his lips, and then centered his attention dubiously on Dunbar.†   (source)
  • I looked dubiously at the crack.†   (source)
  • The girl looks dubious.†   (source)
  • Madura foot was found wherever people habitually walked barefoot, but the town of Madurai, not far from Madras, had the dubious honor of lending its name to this disease.†   (source)
  • His father had acquired the land by dubious means back in the 1930s.†   (source)
  • She stared, dubious.†   (source)
  • General Lee, after appraising the situation in February, had been extremely dubious.†   (source)
  • Clothes, of course, never made the man, thought Brendan, but they certainly helped to convince dubious underlings.†   (source)
  • But she wouldn't take no for an answer, so under the dubious gaze of the horses, they stripped and leapt in.†   (source)
  • Mr. Mowen glanced up dubiously: he could not tell whether the answer was intended to apply to him or to the young man.†   (source)
  • He'd say about a dubious political ally, "I'd rather have him inside the tent pissin' out than outside the tent pissin' in."†   (source)
  • PILKINGS [dubiously] I'll have to see what it is.†   (source)
  • Immediately a roar ascended from the Horde, as if the drawn sword confirmed Thomas's otherwise dubious intentions.†   (source)
  • I believe these mummers, being of dubious station in life, owed money to these chaps in Dorset.†   (source)
  • She looks at you, dubious.†   (source)
  • But to hear that she was staying in town, with a dubious young man whom she didn't seem to care to defend, was alarming to me, and even hurtful.†   (source)
  • Rafi looked dubious.†   (source)
  • He said that it had "grown rather vague and dubious" in his mind because of the repeated postponements.†   (source)
  • Then he looked up at me dubiously and asked, "You want me to buy these?"†   (source)
  • Well, since I'm also one of the very few lawyers round here, that's a dubious distinction at best, Louisa.†   (source)
  • But Ephraim Cohen, the museum's chief of conservation, was dubious.†   (source)
  • "You seem to be in compliance with all applicable regulations," the customs bot said dubiously.†   (source)
  • He proposed to prove it, and invited the jury of dubious mountaineers to watch him do it.†   (source)
  • Every parent I talked to was hesitant, dubious, unconvinced by my protestations and plans, but all of them eventually decided that their chillun could go "if the weather be good."†   (source)
  • "Hear me, country cousin," said Jan. Do you remember a snot-nosed brat of dubious parentage, third generation, named Yama?†   (source)
  • Very sensible, she said, dubiously.†   (source)
  • BOTARD: And it's all very dubious.†   (source)
  • By extremely dubious methods a pro-Johnson Senator was denied his seat.†   (source)
  • The D.A. looked dubious.†   (source)
  • She assented, rather dubiously, for she did not really want to go.†   (source)
  • ...they all began discussing dragon-slayings historical, dubious, and mythical...   (source)
    dubious = doubtful (as true history)
  • the man called; his voice sounded tentative, dubious.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful or suspicious
  • "I doubt if she would have had the strength to inflict that left-handed blow," said Dr. Constantine dubiously.   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully
  • And yet, from time to time, Poirot continued to sniff it dubiously, as though his keener nose detected something I had missed.   (source)
    dubiously = suspiciously
  • He regarded her carefully and dubiously, yet desirefully.   (source)
  • Mr. Cruncher was soothed, but shook his head in a dubious and moral way.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful or suspicious
  • But upon second thoughts the success of the plan seemed rather dubious.   (source)
    dubious = doubtful (full of uncertainty)
  • And this was what caused his dubious, inquiring, sometimes hostile, expression,   (source)
    dubious = doubtful or suspicious
  • "I don't see that 'tis any business of ours," Smallbury murmured dubiously.   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully
  • asked Lenehan dubiously.   (source)
    dubiously = doubtfully or suspiciously
  • Simkins shot a dubious glance at the ornate building.†   (source)
  • The men look dubious, but he thinks they'll do as he says.†   (source)
  • It troubles me, this dubious escape route.†   (source)
  • Jess asked dubiously as we walked through the front doors of the store.†   (source)
  • Some smattering of dubious runes, if Kilvin thinks you're ready."†   (source)
  • Langdon and Sophie sat patiently in front of the screen and waited through two more dubious returns.†   (source)
  • Well, I'll try to have a look at it," he says dubiously.†   (source)
  • "Okay," said the lady, even more dubiously.†   (source)
  • And I don't even have the dubious honor of being a Rider like you.†   (source)
  • He proved a very dubious protector, however.†   (source)
  • The Clave isn't going to like this," said Alec dubiously.†   (source)
  • Bast prodded his shoulder with a finger, looking it over dubiously.†   (source)
  • Everyone in class gave him a dubious look.†   (source)
  • "I suppose you know best," Chronicler said dubiously.†   (source)
  • The men exchanged dubious giggles and off-color jokes.†   (source)
  • "Well…" he said dubiously, but she had vanished out the door.†   (source)
  • The wildling gave the letter a dubious look and handed it right back.†   (source)
  • I think it's a railroad," the boy said dubiously.†   (source)
  • The boy looked him up and down dubiously.†   (source)
  • Dan looked at her, his expression dubious, Amanda didn't seem to notice.†   (source)
  • Ruth was seated at the far end of the table with her dubious husband and offspring.†   (source)
  • He scratched his bald head dubiously, and edged back from the tragedy he had made.†   (source)
  • "What ties the killing to Cain?" asked the dubious Gillette.†   (source)
  • Graham was a woman of famously dubious sense, and working for her was a tall order.†   (source)
  • "But he's your brother," Arya said dubiously.†   (source)
  • They inched their way dubiously toward Major Danby from opposite sides.†   (source)
  • I'm in," Jace said, though Kyle still looked dubious.†   (source)
  • "Very well …." the President said dubiously.†   (source)
  • 'That's dubious, but I like to think I'm competent.†   (source)
  • Eve studied the pale pink liquid dubiously.†   (source)
  • Our parents are dubious as they listen, their mouths tighten: it could be that we are losing.†   (source)
  • Tam snorted dubiously, and Max grew weary of the game.†   (source)
  • Smiling a little, Eve took another dubious look at the naked bodies gyrating on stage.†   (source)
  • He's helping you," I repeated dubiously.†   (source)
  • The reactions around the table were a little dubious.†   (source)
  • I'm doing the work!" added Connor in response to Max's dubious expression.†   (source)
  • Where's Max?" asked Paolo, sounding dubious.†   (source)
  • And my dreams, and my already dubious balance.†   (source)
  • And to Senior Security's look of dubious alarm, "It will make a number of things clear to you.†   (source)
  • Blomkvist looked dubiously at his easily amused colleague.†   (source)
  • I won't get involved in any horse-trading that might be constitutionally dubious.†   (source)
  • Lieutenant Scheisskopf's wife mused and paused a moment to ponder dubiously.†   (source)
  • She looked dubiously at her bowl, scooped a spoonful, sniffed it.†   (source)
  • Her dim gaze questioned the young face above her dubiously, almost desperately.†   (source)
  • It was a dubious present: The horse was lame.†   (source)
  • Max poked dubiously at a tofu dish masquerading as meat while Rasmussen initiated conversation.†   (source)
  • "What could vyes possibly have to do with Rome?" asked Max, looking dubiously at the pair.†   (source)
  • Max gazed dubiously at its chipped and jagged remains.†   (source)
  • "I don't think it needs more defenses," Tyler said dubiously.†   (source)
  • I am on dubious ground, and this enrages me.†   (source)
  • He stared at me dubiously for a long moment before answering.†   (source)
  • Flexing his fingers, he looked dubiously at his hands encased in their red-taloned gauntlets.†   (source)
  • My heart is a dubious object at best, blotchy and treacherous.†   (source)
  • "It might seem," Kleppmann said, "a dubious kind of business.†   (source)
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