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doubt

Philosophy the methodical device, esp in the philosophy of Descartes, of identifying certain knowledge as the residue after rejecting any proposition which might, however improbably, be false
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The withdrawal of your army beyond the Niemen, sire," replied Balashev.
The government already possesses a complete official report of my adventures beyond thirty.
Beyond all doubt, this Jerry is the sole survivor of the Arangi.
Fortune frowns upon me," he murmured; but beyond the door, Fate, in the form of a painted warrior, stood smiling.
He said much of his earnest desire of their living in the most sociable terms with his family, and pressed them so cordially to dine at Barton Park every day till they were better settled at home, that, though his entreaties were carried to a point of perseverance beyond civility, they could not give offence.
Vague, and beyond the daylight of recall, Into the cloudland past my spirit flies, As though before the gold of autumn's fall, Before the glow of the moon-flooded skies.
Ferguson carefully remarked that they had not gone beyond the second degree of south latitude, nor the twenty-ninth of east longitude.
Matai Shang is in the temple court beyond," he said; and as Woola and I passed through, the fellow closed the door quickly upon us.
In a moment more, Jane realized, she would be swept beyond the steamer, and then, unless they lowered a boat to rescue her, she would be carried far out to sea by the current and the swift ebb tide that was running.
My brother, keeping watch beside the women in the chaise in a meadow, saw the green flash of it far beyond the hills.
But did we not say, Thrasymachus, that the unjust goes beyond both his like and unlike?
For the sake of him who loves Thee beyond all else that moves, When thy Pack would make thee pain, Say: "Tabaqui sings again.