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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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Yes," said Mrs Smith more doubtingly, "sometimes it may, though I fear its lessons are not often in the elevated style you describe.
I have sometimes thought," said Catherine, doubtingly, "whether ladies do write so much better letters than gentlemen
She looked at the clock, doubtingly, then, having reflected: