verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for doubt
- certainly: There is no doubt an element of truth in what you say.
Origin of 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.
OTHER WORDS FROM doubt
Example sentences from the Web for doubt
Even then, most of us doubted he would show up and actually sign the papers allowing him to enter the 1992 New Hampshire primary.
In his remarks, Ahmad doubted that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict could ever be peaceably settled.Pro-Palestinian Group Lectured On Skirting Terror Laws|Shane Harris|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Right after my 12-year-old son died, however, I doubted I would ever read again.
At the time, I doubted his identity, but later I verified his name and photo online.Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison|Jason Batansky|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Baltimore--the town that booed him and team that doubted him--needed Palmer more than at any time in the club's history.
It is a record of adventure, travel, and description, so wonderful that for years it was doubted and its accuracy disbelieved.A History of the Philippines|David P. Barrows
The landlord's daughter talked of the many difficulties before us, and doubted of our success.Adventures of a Despatch Rider|W. H. L. Watson
The reasonable things in the Bible could safely be doubted, but to deny the miracles was like the sin against the Holy Ghost.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
If the gentleman himself were to review his own political history, he doubted whether it would be found to be always consistent.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
It may be doubted whether he would have cut a considerable figure at Washington.Marse Henry (Vol. 1)|Henry Watterson
British Dictionary definitions for doubt
Derived forms of doubtdoubtable, adjectivedoubtably, adverbdoubter, noundoubtingly, adverb
Word Origin for doubt
usage for doubt
Idioms and Phrases with doubt
see beyond a doubt; cast doubt on; give the benefit of the doubt; no doubt; shadow of a doubt.