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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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This castle had its legend, too, but I should not feel justified in repeating it because I doubted the truth of some of its minor details.
Well, there's others can do that better than what I can, and they're people that ain't going to be doubted as quick as I'd be.
He was such an impres- sive orator that numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave, so he wrote NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS.
She doubted the sincerity of this assurance no more than he had doubted it himself, and she thought of it for her daughters' sake with satisfaction, though as for herself she was persuaded that a much smaller provision than 7000L would support her in affluence.
On the contrary she had mentioned of late years that she doubted having any relations at all who were still living.