Idioms about doubt
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.
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How to use doubt in a sentence
It’s all backing snarky raps full of humor and wordplay, and it becomes about facing — and overcoming — a more generalized internal doubt.BTS’s new album is sublime comfort pop for the soul in lockdown|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
I have no doubt Jalen is destined for great things and can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future.Maryland’s Jalen Smith taken 10th by Suns in NBA draft|Emily Giambalvo|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Then there is the bevy of pending lawsuits the president and his allies are using to continue to cast doubt on the outcome of the election.Report: Election officials find no evidence of widespread voter fraud|Benjamin Rosenberg|November 11, 2020|Vox
Though Disney hasn’t taken a firm stance as to whether Depp will return as Captain Jack Sparrow, producer Jerry Bruckheimer seemed to cast doubt on the prospect in May.
Many doubt to this day that America got a full and honest account of the President’s knowledge and involvement in the plot to trade arms for hostages.Pete Buttigieg: Americans’ trust in the presidency can and will be rebuilt|jakemeth|November 10, 2020|Fortune
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.
True, she had never met the provincial type before, but she doubted if Rosewater had produced a crop of Isabel Otises.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The more Felipe inquired, and the longer he reflected, the more he doubted Alessandro's having ever gone to Monterey.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
The stranger regarded Hedges attentively, rather to the discomfiture of that functionary, who thought he was doubted.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
He doubted whether it lay in his power now to hinder anything, but in any case he would not seek to do so.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
It may also be gravely doubted whether Comyn would ever have entered into any bond with Bruce.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
British Dictionary definitions for doubt
Derived forms of doubtdoubtable, adjectivedoubtably, adverbdoubter, noundoubtingly, adverb
Word Origin for doubt
usage for doubt
Other Idioms and Phrases with doubt
see beyond a doubt; cast doubt on; give the benefit of the doubt; no doubt; shadow of a doubt.