The story was so fantastic and incredible
, the telling so credible and sober.
Allen's door, the astonishment of Isabella was hardly to be expressed, on finding that it was too late in the day for them to attend her friend into the house: "Past three o'clock!" It was inconceivable, incredible
Ferguson, who, by his incredible
attempt, was to link together the achievements of all these explorers, and complete the series of African discovery.
It is, I think, the opinion of Aristotle; or if not, it is the opinion of some wise man, whose authority will be as weighty when it is as old, "That it is no excuse for a poet who relates what is incredible, that the thing related is really matter of fact." This may perhaps be allowed true with regard to poetry, but it may be thought impracticable to extend it to the historian; for he is obliged to record matters as he finds them, though they may be of so extraordinary a nature as will require no small degree of historical faith to swallow them.
To say the truth, if the historian will confine himself to what really happened, and utterly reject any circumstance, which, though never so well attested, he must be well assured is false, he will sometimes fall into the marvellous, but never into the incredible. He will often raise the wonder and surprize of his reader, but never that incredulous hatred mentioned by Horace.
But much abatement is necessary with respect to the incredible
bulk he assigns it.
The executors agreed with me that these circumstances gave a color of probability to an otherwise incredible
story; and they decided that a search should be instituted for the Secret Trust, nothing in the slightest degree resembling this same Trust having been discovered, up to that time, among the admiral's papers.
It may be that the exceptional surroundings in which we found ourselves, in the midst of an incredible
silence, impressed us to an unusual extent.
The Portuguese traveller, contrary to the general vein of his countrymen, has amused his reader with no romantic absurdities or incredible
fictions; whatever he relates, whether true or not, is at least probable; and he who tells nothing exceeding the bounds of probability has a right to demand that they should believe him who cannot contradict him.
The ringing impact of trucks, the sharp whistle of the engines from the junction, mingled with their shouts of "Men from Mars!" Excited men came into the station about nine o'clock with incredible
tidings, and caused no more disturbance than drunkards might have done.
In fact, they are all unexpected, except those heralded by some short glimpse of the danger, full of agitation and excitement, like an awakening from a dream of incredible
It was incredible
. Too many fond hopes had been shattered since he had begun to play the revolution game.
They keep a Whale's Rib of an incredible
length for a Miracle, which lying upon the Ground with its convex part uppermost, makes an Arch, the Head of which cannot be reached by a Man upon a Camel's Back.
BEN Stokes was left struggling to take it all in after his incredible
unbeaten 135 carried England to a most remarkable one-wicket victory over Australia to level the Ashes at 1-1.
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