Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 24 17:19:06 UTC 2010

OED has this ("not to be believed; incredible") from Will S. in 1616, with
steady use through 1750.

Incredulously, it's marked "Obs."


More tsk: no corresponding def. for "incredulously."

1943 (May 1) in James Agee _Film Writing and Selected Journalism_ (N.Y.:
Library of America, 2005) 49: I find this sort of stodgy heroism
incredulously indecent.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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