hard to believe


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hard to believe

 and hard to swallow
not easily believed; hardly believable. Her story was hard to swallow, and it finally was proven to be a lie.
See also: believe, hard
References in classic literature ?
Whatever their relations in the past might have been, it was hard to believe, from his present demeanor, that he felt any.
Although it was hard to believe that her retiring for the night could be anything but a form, so severely wide awake were those classical eyes of hers, and so impossible did it seem that her rigid nose could yield to any relaxing influence, yet her manner of sitting, smoothing her uncomfortable, not to say, gritty mittens
But truly, forsooth, I find it hard to believe him the same man.
It was hard to believe that that lofty wooded rampart on the left which so overtops the Jungfrau was not actually the higher of the two, but it was not, of course.
You seem to find it hard to believe, but I can assure you that I know nothing.
She looked after him lovingly, and besides feeding and clothing him, taught him so well that Swift tells us himself, though it seems a little hard to believe, that he could spell and could read any chapter in the Bible before he was three.
At the same time, I find it hard to believe that a successful invasion of this country is within the bounds of possibility.
Something closely analogous to knowledge and desire, as regards its effects on behaviour, exists among animals, even where what we call "consciousness" is hard to believe in; something equally analogous exists in ourselves in cases where no trace of "consciousness" can be found.
But it's also hard to believe it's a decade and a half since that night," said McHugh.
For me, not only probably because I know senators Drilon and Roxas too well, but also it is hard to believe the words of a rival drug lord of Odicta who cannot anymore confirm or deny that statement,' Lacson said in a statement on Friday.
Hard to Believe is a documentary on DVD questioning the world's lack of response to an atrocity perpetrated by the Chinese government--the imprisonment and execution of its own citizens for their beliefs (especially those who engaged in the spiritual practice of Falun Gong), followed by the deliberate harvest of their organs.
Summary: As part of the massively popular band One Direction, Harry Styles has crammed so much into his life it is hard to believe he's not yet even 18.
If you find it hard to believe that women received 40 lashes in Sudan recently for wearing (wide) trousers, read about the life of women under Shari'a (religious Muslim) law.
IT MAY be hard to believe if you watched it on television - indeed, it was hard to believe if you watched it live at the track - but the result was right.
Joseph Wellman is a good writer and the book is well written; however, there are several issues for me: one, it's hard to believe that a woman could murder so many people, not be caught and go on to live a normal life, and two, although I enjoy books about sex, I felt some of Mr.