half-incredulous love



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  • The JP they find to do the ceremony will probably do a fine job, and one of the joys of their golden years will be telling their half-incredulous mixed-race grandchildren once again the story about “how the justice of the peace tried to keep your grandma and granddaddy from getting married.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Louisiana Justice of the Peace Refuses to Issue Marriage License for Interracial Couple:

  • The half-incredulous and minutely detailed stories the couple repeated to their children and neighbors once we were safely back at their home made this meaning of the trip very clear, and helped me to understand why, when Ruti and I returned to Nhiuana a few weeks later in preparation for our second Ngungwe trip, we were surrounded by men and womenmostly womenwho wished to accompany us to the Renamo settlement.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • And from all about came murmurs — edged with anger, half-incredulous, tinged with fear:

    The Moon Pool

  • Judith studied his face with half-incredulous eyes.

    Judith of the Cumberlands

  • Midway the stairs, she was halted by hearing her name called in strange, stunned accents, and, turning, saw Ripley Halstead standing in the library door, regarding her with dazed, half-incredulous eyes, as though she were a changeling.

    The Fifth Ace

  • She remembered the half-incredulous wonder with which she had been used to hear people speak of the certainty of trouble.

    Mr. Pat's Little Girl A Story of the Arden Foresters

  • A portly well-preserved gentleman, with iron-grey hair, and nothing particularly striking about him but a pair of keen dark eyes, he sits in the window, listening with a half-incredulous smile to the voluble speech of his buxom hostess.

    Belles and Ringers

  • Clavier, Larcher, and Raoul Rochette, (which appears to me at least the most consistent way of proceeding,) to the interpretative and half-incredulous processes applied by abler men -- such as Niebuhr, or O. Müller, or Dr Thirlwall -- will not be displeased with my resolution to decline so insoluble a problem.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847

  • "To kill himself?" she said, half-incredulous, but also half-believing, because of the marquis's gloomy looks and black clothes.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 2, January, 1896

  • Far from being down-cast and distressed, she seemed to his half-incredulous gaze to be triumphant, but she only remarked quietly:

    The Fifth Ace


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