He proposed—and here he seems to be daring us to follow him—that attention, will, and belief are three names for the same process.
Jeffries says Bratton has repeatedly expressed his belief that there is no compelling basis for the police department to change.
Reassured in his belief that Beacon International was just a scam, Fox all but forgot the entire ordeal, he told The Daily Beast.
But no matter what I tried or where I went, he followed, as did my belief that I was broken, damaged, beyond repair.
Luqman and Khader said that within the religion there are also seven angels and a belief in reincarnation.
For two years he seems to have held the belief that Miss Sullivan and I were innocent.
They had shared with the Indians the belief that the Little Boss could not be killed.
As he passed, within a couple of feet of where I was concealed, I was able to confirm my belief.
The belief was common in the Orient that a woman was dangerous to her husband at marriage.
The belief is a conjecture, and we must die to prove or disprove it.
late 12c., bileave, replacing Old English geleafa "belief, faith," from West Germanic *ga-laubon "to hold dear, esteem, trust" (cf. Old Saxon gilobo, Middle Dutch gelove, Old High German giloubo, German Glaube), from *galaub- "dear, esteemed," from intensive prefix *ga- + *leubh- "to care, desire, like, love" (see love (v.)). The prefix was altered on analogy of the verb believe. The distinction of the final consonant from that of believe developed 15c.
"The be-, which is not a natural prefix of nouns, was prefixed on the analogy of the vb. (where it is naturally an intensive) .... [OED]Belief used to mean "trust in God," while faith meant "loyalty to a person based on promise or duty" (a sense preserved in keep one's faith, in good (or bad) faith and in common usage of faithful, faithless, which contain no notion of divinity). But faith, as cognate of Latin fides, took on the religious sense beginning in 14c. translations, and belief had by 16c. become limited to "mental acceptance of something as true," from the religious use in the sense of "things held to be true as a matter of religious doctrine" (a sense attested from early 13c.).