“So that it was believable and could be argued that this was the only logical thing you would find,” he said.
He has also drawn remarkable performances from the child actors, who always seem expressive and believable, never cloying.
Like in most Bollywood films, the narrative aims to be both larger than life and yet believable.
The awkward, PSA-worthy interaction comes across as a consent role-play, rather than a believable, exciting first kiss.
Buddy rambles, digresses, pontificates, and fails completely to make Seymour Glass seem a believable human being.
For a moment he was back in a famous clinic, and this man across from him—it was not believable!
It seemed too preposterous to be believable; and she was very suspicious of him.
It was just as it had been that night—just as commonly uncommon and believable.
Writing stories that weren't true, and making them believable.
It was abhorrent, impossible, too grotesque to be believable.
Old English belyfan "to believe," earlier geleafa (Mercian), gelefa (Northumbrian), gelyfan (West Saxon) "believe," from Proto-Germanic *ga-laubjan "to believe," perhaps literally "hold dear, love" (cf. Old Saxon gilobian "believe," Dutch geloven, Old High German gilouben, German glauben), ultimately a compound based on PIE *leubh- "to care, desire, love" (see belief).
Spelling beleeve is common till 17c.; then altered, perhaps by influence of relieve, etc. To believe on instead of in was more common in 16c. but now is a peculiarity of theology; believe of also sometimes was used in 17c. Related: Believed (formerly occasionally beleft); believing. Expression believe it or not attested by 1874; Robert Ripley's newspaper cartoon of the same name is from 1918. Emphatic you better believe attested from 1854.