Dorner also is believed to have killed Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain and severely injuring another officer.
She believed he made his money from illegal gambling and maybe loansharking.
But U.S. and Western officials say the family told administration officials that they believed the letters to be genuine.
Many of its members are believed to have trained in Pakistani and Afghan camps.
She never would have believed that her former employee, Shaquan Duley, could be capable of harming her children.
It seemed that Mary believed her confidence his due, for she told him the fact.
There should have been demonstration of the contrary too, before it had been believed.
I vowed the captain was no friend of mine; yet I believed him honest.
That once made sure it may be believed that they wasted no more time in delay.
She believed that both the smoke and fire were caused by the serpent.
Old English belyfan "to believe," earlier geleafa (Mercian), gelefa (Northumbrian), gelyfan (West Saxon) "believe," from Proto-Germanic *ga-laubjan "to believe," perhaps literally "hold dear, love" (cf. Old Saxon gilobian "believe," Dutch geloven, Old High German gilouben, German glauben), ultimately a compound based on PIE *leubh- "to care, desire, love" (see belief).
Spelling beleeve is common till 17c.; then altered, perhaps by influence of relieve, etc. To believe on instead of in was more common in 16c. but now is a peculiarity of theology; believe of also sometimes was used in 17c. Related: Believed (formerly occasionally beleft); believing. Expression believe it or not attested by 1874; Robert Ripley's newspaper cartoon of the same name is from 1918. Emphatic you better believe attested from 1854.