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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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Mason Bloomfield and Joe McNerney are doubtful for Crawley.
Its chairman Datuk Rashid Din said so far Johor and Penang have finalised the results of the doubtful votes.
'Some doubtful transactions appear to have been entered into without following due process and requisite approvals,' the board said in a statement, without giving details of the transaction.
"I consider it extremely doubtful that I could be a person of interest to the FBI as I have no connections to Russia."
Furthermore, it is doubtful if the entrepreneur could muster sufficient funds from banking institutions to justify its pursuit.
The loss is largely driven by: (1) an increase in the allowance for bad and doubtful debt against account receivables aged over two years; (2) impairment losses against the goodwill and intangible assets related to its businesses in traction system and industrial railway signaling; (3) losses from the early redemption of the company's guaranteed notes; and (4) exchange losses from the depreciation of the RMB.
45.3bln AMD, nonprime loans 18.6bln AMD, doubtful loans 16.4bln AMD.
MARK LANGDON'S VERDICT Punters will be eagerly awaiting team news from Old Trafford and it is the same situation at White Hart Lane where Newcastle will be in trouble if all their doubtful players miss out.
Editor's response: The letter relates to a story this magazine published in 2000 about US nuclear submarines entering Doubtful Sound, and highlighted in the new Winston biography
"We are doubtful that the promises regarding chemical weapons will be met." Assad's government says it has accepted a Russian plan to surrender Syria's chemical weapons to international control to try to win a possible reprieve from a U.S.
The last official data published by Spanish authorities in March 2011 on the doubtful loan rate was 6.2%.