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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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Americans' doubtfulness about the long-term viability of Social Security thus would appear to have a basis in reality.
But of course this doubtfulness was strategic as well as autobiographical.
And because it is requisite that no man should come to the Holy Communion but with a full trust in God's mercy, and with a quiet conscience, therefore if there be any of you which by the means aforesaid, cannot quiet his own conscience, but requireth further comfort or counsel, then let him come to me, or some other discreet and learned minister of God's Word, and open his grief that he may receive such ghostly counsel, advice, and comfort as his conscience may be relieved, and that by the ministry of God's Word he may receive comfort and the benefit of absolution, to the quieting of his conscience, and avoiding of all scruple and doubtfulness.
According to the study findings, in case of clinical doubtfulness to torsion, ovarian sonography is strongly recommended.
Regarding the organized focus-group, to avoid doubtfulness related to the subject that was to debate, I explained the present students which are the methods used in PE teaching-learning class, as well as basic specific means / tools, represented mainly by the exercise, which is performed in PE class.
26) Candidly, the doubtfulness of this last proposition as a
Through this metaphor I tried to underline the importance of keeping a careful 'passivity' and doubtfulness but at the same time an active process through which we bracket our clinical training to let that inherent openness emerge which is ontologically concerned with our human nature.
Like Coetzee's, pretension to be the editor and compiler of Foe, Vincent's idea of taking the task of an interviewer to present a much more objective judgment, which is a paradoxical phrasing per se since judgment always implicates subjectiveness, is destined to arouse doubtfulness unless readers are willing to suspend their disbelief.
High levels of trust can quell fear, doubtfulness, and ambiguity from the employees' relations (Iansiti, 1993; Ichijo et al.
The US is still burdened with this negative outlook, with Moody's having expressed doubtfulness over its ability to come up with a deficit-reduction plan in a timely manner.
Sokal finds that Frost's occasional "growling tone of voice" was "premonitory to joshing lies," suggesting through mere tone the doubtfulness of his own self-representations as a "simple 'farmer' in 1914 Gloucestershire" (401).
Negative evaluations issued by public actors were directed against the efficiency of the project while negative evaluations coming from private persons showed doubtfulness regarding the possibility that Romania might benefit from the military cooperation with the U.