can't believe

idiom

1
used to emphasize a statement
I can't believe how ugly that dress is.
2
used to indicate surprise, dismay, or disappointment
You broke the window? I can't believe you guys! How could you do such a thing?
He can't believe that terrible restaurant is still in business.
She couldn't believe her good luck.

Examples of can't believe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Catherine O’Hara still can't believe her Home Alone son, Macaulay Culkin, is all grown up. Eric Andersson, Peoplemag, 24 Jan. 2024 Having joined The Price Is Right as a model in 2003, Rachel Reynolds can't believe how quickly time has passed. Emily Strohm, Peoplemag, 14 Dec. 2023 Blac Chyna can't believe how fast her little girl is growing up. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 Jim Davis/Globe Staff Philadelphia's Dario Saric (left) can't believe he is being called for a foul in the 2018 Eastern semifinals — but Jayson Tatum can believe it. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 5 May 2023

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“Can't believe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/can%27t%20believe. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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