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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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Amid its doubtfulness about human daily communication, Clough's text declines to hail the figure of the literal pedagogue as an exception and cannot bring itself to propose him as a reliable, clear-sighted guide--a man whose words might be trusted and through whose wisdom maturity obtained--in the middle of the seemingly ubiquitous uncertainties of human perception and thought.
Riebel, Die Fragwurdigkeit des Verursachungsprinzips [The Doubtfulness of the Causality Principle], 1969/1990, pp.
The supposed beatings could thus be linked with the deaths of the supposed scrap collectors as a kind of corroboration of the new Story's doubtfulness about American tactics--this even though the Pentagon had acknowledged error in the one case but not in the other.
And they're dealing with the same issues of doubtfulness regarding the future.
Nor can we tell whether "[s]ure" intensifies the doubtfulness of what "they" say (in the spirit of "oh, come on") or provides a moment of reflective agreement ("it sounds doubtful but perhaps there is some truth to it").
Needless to say, many of the women whose memoirs or autobiographical novels describe their experiences at the battle fronts were not politically active after the war - which adds another dimension of doubtfulness to Kent's tentatively offered hypothesis.
Research tends to be a term that elicits a variety of reactions - anxiousness, extreme interest doubtfulness, insecurity, excitement, and fear - yet it is something each one of us does on a daily basis.
Wiseman indignantly denies the reports of "Protestant writers and Protestant speakers" that "unkindnesses, or jealousies, or doubtfulness, had arisen between some converts and myself' as "a simple untruth" (Preface 2: x).