Example sentences for: distrustful

How can you use “distrustful” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • But as the wars continued, Napoleon, distrustful of his ally, forced the Spanish king to abdicate in 1808 and imposed his brother Joseph as king of Spain.

  • [T]he magnitude and difficulty of the trust to which the voice of my country called me, being sufficient to awaken in the wisest and most experienced of her citizens a distrustful scrutiny into his qualifications, could not but overwhelm with despondence one who (inheriting inferior endowments from nature and unpracticed in the duties of civil administration) ought to be peculiarly conscious of his own deficiencies.

  • Those who tended to be favorable to the colonel used inquiry while those distrustful of him were inclined to use investigation . Meese contended that his actions took just a few days, and investigation implies a thoroughness that is missing in inquiry.

  • Historically, the state«s justice agencies have been highly autonomous and distrustful of outsiders.

  • But as the wars continued, Napoleon, distrustful of his ally, forced the Spanish king Ferdinand VII to abdicate in 1808, and imposed his brother, Joseph, as king.


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