It is our Constitution that defines our beliefs and there is much to be proud of written in it.
Some of these “religions” have beliefs and practices that border on the bizarre and disturbing.
She is passionate about her politics, wearing her beliefs, quite literally, on her sleeve.
They see Obama's decidedly centrist Cabinet as a betrayal of his beliefs and his base.
The Democratic Party needs to reassert these beliefs—and put action behind them—to win the future.
But the years passed, and the panorama of beliefs swept by, and no one could tell this man what was the Truth.
But they ain't my beliefs, but yours, or I'll know the reason why.
Thus this contest was war to the death between these new allies and ancient laws and beliefs.
Eloisà questioned, wishing ever to have a reason for her beliefs; "it was long since!"
There is, however, a perpetual conflict amongst feelings, from which results an incongruity of beliefs.
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.).