Charles both disbelieved and exposed him, whereupon Oates carried his tale before the House of Commons.
John Lyon, Swift's constant attendant from 1735 onwards, disbelieved the story.
Carlisle, 1819, where Mr Justice Best remarks, "In the age of toleration, when that statute passed, neither churchmen nor sectarians wished to protect in their infidelity those who disbelieved the Holy Scriptures").
The statements of Jerome have been questioned or disbelieved on the ground of their intrinsic improbability.
He frankly disbelieved in toleration; "that state," he said, "could never be in safety where there was a toleration of two religions.