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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 species is an escape from cultivation and is doubtfully well-established in our range.
If, in some circumstances, eating food is morally optional, how much more so might contemporary means to prolong life--ventilators, antibiotics, blood transfusions, and artificial nutrition and hydration--be judged optional if a sick person determines that the use of such procedures would be doubtfully effective or involve a great burden?
Even if this discussion -- which is doubtfully described as "about response" -- is somewhat hypothetical and open to argument, it does take a reasonable step toward exploring the range of attitudes of the age.
Chanderpaul was doubtfully adjudged lbw and Nixon McLean skied to Headley at long-on.
This reconstructed debate will prove useful to anyone who has ever contemplated Catholicism doubtfully.
I know a few of the other girls at the gym," said Rowan doubtfully.
Besides, Americans with their meltingpot theory are not sympathetic to small and doubtfully viable nations.
I'm not so sure, said the somebody doubtfully, but we'll let it go.
No-one should - and doubtfully would - forget Brendan Rodgers and his compelling chapters he wrote to Swansea City's tale.
Diana perches on a doubtfully acquiescent stag resting on its side under her.
Spotting the Ages 3 And Over sewing kit, the kindly sales assistant looked at me doubtfully.
Cover roots of doubtfully hardy plants with a mulch - a thick layer of garden compost or bark chippings.