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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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When I doubted, I was miserable, but it was better than now.
In 1987, 88 percent of Americans said they never doubted the existence of God, but only 60 percent reported being in "complete" agreement with the statement, suggesting that 28 percent of the public had at least some level of doubt about the existence of God.
I doubted there were any solutions or hope of change.
But I doubted that severely since in his illness he could not even locate his beloved flywhisk, the existence of which he had empirical evidence.