suspend disbelief


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suspend disbelief

To accept as plausible something one knows to be untrue, especially the setting and plot of a drama or fiction so as to allow the appreciation of art.
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Participants are under few rules, except to suspend disbelief and to be as creative as possible.
Putting aside the verbiage, Ms Miller clearly thought that it was OK for the public purse to fund the interest on her second home mortgage to the tune of PS45,000 and for us to suspend disbelief over her claim that her second home was not her family home while using it to permanently house her husband, children and parents and where she spent most of her time away from Parliament.
I do wonder whether knowing too much about someone's personal life interrupts an audience's ability to suspend disbelief, to really invest in the characters.
I suppose some people won't be able to suspend disbelief enough to get on board with this fiction.
THE most remarkable thing about watching Cats is just how easy it becomes to suspend disbelief and enter the fantastical world of an all-singing, all-dancing feline tribe.
Sometimes it is somewhat difficult to suspend disbelief about the way the magic works, but overall it's an enjoyable read.
Once you suspend disbelief it races along nicely, ratcheting up tension along the way.
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That's what growing up is like, falling in love all the time before the slow progress towards what I suppose I'll have to call middle age becomes characterised by a diminishing of the capacity to fall in love, to suspend disbelief.
The Hollow Crown (BBC2, 8pm) This is one of the better adaptations of Shakespeare - TV directors tend to have a tough time because they can't suspend disbelief in the same way a theatre can.
To say that the incredible tale requires the reader's willingness to suspend disbelief is a bit of an understatement.
The two main protagonists played by Muna Fairooz and Abdulla Saad actually manage to make us suspend disbelief and accept that they really are youngsters growing up in the lanes of Manama or Muharraq.
But the reality is that Lila and the characters she meets, from stereotypical surfer dude Kody to mysterious market plant man David Exley and surreal laundromat owner Armand, are not credible and the reader has to suspend disbelief when the plants' magical properties come to life.
On the positive side, the ability suspend disbelief is part of the enjoyment of art and many leisure activities.
If you're happy to suspend disbelief and switch off, there's plenty here.