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credence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcredencecre‧dence /ˈkriːdəns/ noun [uncountable]  formalBELIEVE the acceptance of something as truegive credence to something (=to believe or accept something as true) I don’t give any credence to these rumors.gain credence (=to become more widely accepted or believed) His ideas quickly gained credence among economists.lend credence to something (=to make something more believable) The DNA results lend credence to Hausmann’s claims of innocence.
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credenceBut they don't get any credence here and several of our most respected lawyers, doctors and public servants are black.They ask: Why should I give credence to a life that has imposed barriers on me?Looking at him, I can see why the ignorant give credence to the Evil Eye.What empirical evidence is there that might persuade us to give credence to this sharp and absolute distinction?There were many other priests out there, their presence giving credence to the deception.We give them greater credence if we allow them to be grouped with other less controversial policies.These debates lend credence to the view that the southern states would not have ratified the Constitution without the proslavery compromises.Political economy and class perspectives on urban sociology lend little credence to this type of analysis.give credence to somethingThey ask: Why should I give credence to a life that has imposed barriers on me?Looking at him, I can see why the ignorant give credence to the Evil Eye.Captured, he would be forced into giving credence to the coup.I can not give credence to the 17 percent. figure.But the London office checked it out and confirmed that the sheer secrecy of the Bedford police gave credence to the story.There were many other priests out there, their presence giving credence to the deception.What empirical evidence is there that might persuade us to give credence to this sharp and absolute distinction?The Church of S. Theodora originally belonged to a monastery; large cisterns found in the vicinity give credence to this theory.
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