Skepticism (See also Cynicism, Pessimism.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Skepticism (See also Cynicism, Pessimism.)

  1. Bothwell, Sergeant believes in nothing. [Br. Lit.: Old Mortality]
  2. Dawes, Jabez mischievous brat ridicules Santa’s existence. [Am. Lit.: “The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus” in Rockwell]
  3. mushroom symbol of suspicion. [Plant Symbolism: Flower Symbolica, 310]
  4. Naaman at first doubts efficacy of leprosy cure. [O.T.: II Kings 5:11–14]
  5. Thomas, St. wouldn’t believe Christ’s resurrection until he saw Him; hence, Doubting Thomas. [N.T.: John 20:24–25]
  6. Windermere, Lady doesn’t believe husband’s “virtuous” generosity toward Mrs. Erlynne. [Br. Lit.: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Magill I, 488–490]
  7. Zacharias struck dumb for doubting Gabriel’s birth annunciation. [N.T.: Luke 1:18–20]

Skinniness (See THINNESS.)