verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Words nearby doubt
Idioms for doubt
- certainly: There is no doubt an element of truth in what you say.
Origin of doubt
OTHER WORDS FROM doubt
usage note for doubt
The expressions doubt but and doubt but that occur in all varieties of standard speech and writing: I don't doubt but she is sincere. There is no doubt but that the charges will affect his career. Doubt but what occurs mainly in informal speech and writing: There is no doubt but what the rainy weather will hurt the crops.
British Dictionary definitions for beyond a doubt
Derived forms of doubtdoubtable, adjectivedoubtably, adverbdoubter, noundoubtingly, adverb
Word Origin for doubt
usage for doubt
Idioms and Phrases with beyond a doubt (1 of 2)
Also, beyond the shadow of a doubt. Certainly so, undoubtedly so, as in Beyond a doubt this is the best view of the valley. This phrase, along with the earlier without doubt (dating from c. 1300), asserts the truth of some statement. W.S. Gilbert's version, in The Gondoliers (1889), is: “Of that there is no manner of doubt—no probable, possible shadow of doubt—no possible doubt whatever.” In this context shadow means “a trace or slight suggestion.” Another variant is beyond a reasonable doubt. This phrase is often used in court when the judge instructs the jury that they must be convinced of the accused's guilt or innocence beyond a reasonable doubt; reasonable here means “logical and rational.” Also see beyond question; no doubt.
Idioms and Phrases with beyond a doubt (2 of 2)
see beyond a doubt; cast doubt on; give the benefit of the doubt; no doubt; shadow of a doubt.