Disbelief, Suspension of

Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge originated the phrase suspension of disbelief in the early 1800s, though the original phrase contained an additional word, “willing suspension of disbelief.” Coleridge's reference addressed how readers intentionally suspend particular beliefs and knowledge to allow their imaginations ...

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