Johnson laughed when asked which politicians he believes would benefit from trying some weed.
He believes that consuming the spirit on a regular basis gives him the strength of a tiger and the senses of a predator.
Her mother told ABC News she believes Manson loves her daughter, and that “she has been good to him.”
Beltrami believes the minimum wage bill was introduced because it would hurt Republicans no matter what the ballot.
He believes Pakistan could squeeze the Taliban into negotiating seriously if it wanted.
We want the nation to act out the principles it believes in.
I have already mentioned it as often given by a nihilist to one whom he believes may be one with him.
Howitt believes that the ceremony is performed by the men of the totem, but is not prepared to say so definitely.
It is to be regretted, perhaps, that his was not a spirit that believes.
Plato believes that the soul is in perpetual motion, but that it is immovable as regards motion from place to place.
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.