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It was doubtful we were going to make it to March 1, but with the money that came in we’ve probably got March 1 taken care of.
Whether his time behind bars had a wider effect is doubtful.Bee theft is almost a perfect crime—but there’s a new sheriff in town|Andrew Zaleski|February 9, 2021|Popular Science
McCaffrey has been limited to only three games and is doubtful to play Sunday with a thigh injury.Washington football preview: Ron Rivera’s Carolina reunion secondary to playoff push|Nicki Jhabvala, Sam Fortier|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
It’s a delicious promise, but whether American workers — battered, politically polarized and out of work in great numbers — can take on a fight of this nature at this moment is doubtful.A call to revolutionize the workplace — by working less|Sheila McClear|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
Political pundits used other terms to describe swing states, such as “doubtful” states.
It is doubtful that any Churchill-like figure—were one available—could thrive.
But from the moment the OSCE team arrived at the site, it began to look doubtful the inquiry had any chance to succeed.In the Killing Fields of Ukraine with Children Who Saw the MH17 Horror|Anna Nemtsova|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whether the vote in a rump referendum over the weekend genuinely reflected public opinion in the eastern-most regions is doubtful.
But it is doubtful anyone will ever prove who poisoned Arafat, if poisoned he was.
Stunned, and then immediately doubtful—and, honestly, can you blame us?
The place was well defended by earthworks and natural parapets, and for several hours the issue of the contest was doubtful.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Nothing doubtful or "reputed" ever arrived in the huge packing-cases consigned to Walls End Castle.
It is to be feared that like the sauce of sauces in the hands of the inexperienced cook, the result is more than doubtful.
It is doubtful whether the huge commercial premium that greets success to-day does good or harm.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
For a considerable time it appeared very doubtful how the battle would end.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne