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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 beer has reminded me that I forgot, Bob--yes; they ARE dubious.'
And as dubious goods or letters are passed through an oven at quarantine, sprinkled with aromatic vinegar, and then pronounced clean, many a lady, whose reputation would be doubtful otherwise and liable to give infection, passes through the wholesome ordeal of the Royal presence and issues from it free from all taint.
But being made an honest woman of, so to speak, Becky would not consort any longer with these dubious ones, and cut Lady Crackenbury when the latter nodded to her from her opera-box, and gave Mrs.
Within a few days the fate of the speculation became so dubious that Mr.
They would be obliged to "run away"--a course as dark and dubious as a balloon journey.
In the same way, since in action it frequently happens that no delay is permissible, it is very certain that, when it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to act according to what is most probable; and even although we should not remark a greater probability in one opinion than in another, we ought notwithstanding to choose one or the other, and afterwards consider it, in so far as it relates to practice, as no longer dubious, but manifestly true and certain, since the reason by which our choice has been determined is itself possessed of these qualities.
Her little butterfly soul fluttered incessantly between memory and dubious expectation.
The Finance official said they uncovered these dubious contracts after someone referred them to the MICC.
DEVOTED mum-of-two Fiona Reid was "dubious about leaving her children" and going on holiday to Jamaica where she died in a car crash, an inquest heard.
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.
CJ SANSOM'S claim that nationalism is morally dubious provoked disbelief in me.