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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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I wondered greatly at my fat little financier's civility to that dubious personage when he asked me, as we resumed our respective seats, whether I knew who it was that had just gone out.
When Miss Pinkerton had finished the inscription in the first, Jemima, with rather a dubious and timid air, handed her the second.
He scanned the bookcases and bookshelves, and with the same dubious air with which he had regarded the snipe, he smiled contemptuously and hook his head disapprovingly, as though by no means willing to allow that this game were worth the candle.
Bob Sawyer, pursuing the thread of the subject--'which, I think, Ben, are rather dubious.
The beer has reminded me that I forgot, Bob--yes; they ARE dubious.
Tom saw no reason why they should not make up this quarrel as they had done many others, by behaving as if nothing had happened; for though he had never before said to Philip that his father was a rogue, this idea had so habitually made part of his feeling as to the relation between himself and his dubious schoolfellow, who he could neither like nor dislike, that the mere utterance did not make such an epoch to him as it did to Philip.
Quilp paid no regard whatever to these compliments, nor to the dubious and frightened look into which the lawyer gradually subsided, nor to the shrieks of his wife and mother-in-law, nor to the latter's running from the room, nor to the former's fainting away.
She was devoted and her talked into but was leaving Kevin "She was talked into having a holiday and was very dubious of leaving her children.
The commission, which is investigating dubious land deals in Gurgaon, was appointed by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda- led Congress government in 2012 to probe dubious land deals in Sector 83 of the Millennium City only.
Originally published in 2000, "Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times" by Robert W.
RAWALPINDI -- The parents of the students have expressed concerns over roaming of dubious youngsters outside the educational institutions and have demanded of schools administration and high authorities to take immediate action against the suspects .
TUNIS (TAP) - Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia Chedly Ayari called for the creation of a national authority to control funds of dubious origin.