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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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The jury who tried me doubted it--and have left that doubt on record.
When I doubted, I was miserable, but it was better than now.
Assuming she had been unfaithful, Joseph decided to end the relationship because he doubted Mary's story.