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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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Hoff (1964) doubtfully stated that the Floridian specimens have two blades in the rallum of the chelicera whereas the Cuban specimens definitely have three blades, but it could be because of the position of the chelicera during the permanent preparation of the specimen in his study.
When the bar to the DSO was first proposed, the staff officers looked doubtfully at the recommendation so soon after the award of the first DSO, but were overruled personally by Bomber Harris.
Ayaz asked doubtfully after learning Jolie was an actress.
This particular type of instability will manifest itself in both the in-bore and downrange stages and will doubtfully stabilize no matter how fast you spin it.
I suppose it could," you say doubtfully, "it might be worth trying.
Waiting doubtfully in my tree stand for a nerve-wracking 45 minutes, just as it got dark, I finally noticed out of the corner of my eye the tiny, lighted nock of my arrow sticking out of the ground about 20 yards away.
Bob decided against the poster after it was printed, and after he had reluctantly and doubtfully proceeded with it"--that is the summary offered by his wife, Nancy Holt.
I said doubtfully, real caves, damp caves with things growing in them, not necessarily being my absolute favorite thing.
The soldiers dealt violently with the car's driver and the escorts, attempted to check the car doubtfully and opened fire into the air when the car escaped.
He depicted a pawnbroker's shop in Drury Lane in 1835 in his masterpiece David Copperfield: "It is a low, dirty-looking, dusty shop, the door of which stands always doubtfully, a little way open: half inviting, half repelling the hesitating visitor.
And if anyone suggests things will be different when Uefa's financial fair play rules come into effect, I will smile doubtfully and we can agree to disagree.
Stengers sidesteps the problem and insists, doubtfully, that Whitehead is really an agnostic, leaving Whitehead's philosophy deflated.