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 English Vocabulary for learners 

Expressions with 'DOUBT'
from:  'beyond doubt'   to:  'without a shred of doubt'



Expression Meaning Example
Beyond any reasonable doubt Absolutely certain “The court established, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the man was innocent.”
Cast a doubt Cause others to view with suspicion or uncertainty “The delays in delivery cast a doubt in our minds about the reliability of the manufacturer.”
Doubting Thomas  A person who will not believe something without proof “I had to show him my membership card. What a doubting Thomas!”
Give the benefit of the doubt Choose to consider innocent in the absence of proof of the contrary “Let's give her the benefit of the doubt before accusing her. She may have a valid explanation.”
Have doubts about Have suspicions or not trust completely “I have doubts about the honesty of the painter. His estimate seems unusually high."”
Nagging doubt A persistent feeling of uncertainty about the exactitude of something “The population had a nagging doubt about the validity of the results of the election.”
Not the shadow of a doubt Absolute certainty “There wasn't a shadow of a doubt in our minds about Susan's sincerity.”
Sow the seeds of doubt Cause someone to have suspicions or be uncertain “The fact that the boy spent a lot of money after the burglary sowed the seeds of doubt in our minds.”
Without a shred of doubt Without the slightest uncertainty “This photo proves, without a shred of doubt, that the witness was present at the scene of the accident."”
When in doubt, do nothing If the right course of action is not obvious, it is better to do nothing than to have regrets. “You still can't decide what do to? ”
"When in doubt, do nothing!"

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