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But Pete was still holding him fast, partially, beyond doubt, for support.

Beyond doubt she is a captive, and yet I dare not communicate with her.

Her slight figure might not be beautiful, but beyond doubt its lines were ladylike.

To tell her will be beyond doubt to grieve her; yet not to tell her,—how impossible that will be!

It was beyond doubt that we would have to measure 177 strength with them a second time.

Now that his love was beyond doubt the old idea recurred to him.

This, beyond doubt, contributed to her death, but the direct cause was asphyxiation.

"Beyond doubt," whispered Gianapolis, imparting a quality of awe to his voice.

"A brother of mine was there beyond doubt," he had wound up wistfully.

I found on enquiry that it was not so secured as to be beyond doubt.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "to dread, fear," from Old French doter "doubt, be doubtful; be afraid," from Latin dubitare "to doubt, question, hesitate, waver in opinion" (related to dubius "uncertain;" see dubious), originally "to have to choose between two things."

The sense of "fear" developed in Old French and was passed on to English. Meaning "to be uncertain" is attested in English from c.1300. The -b- was restored 14c. by scribes in imitation of Latin. Replaced Old English tweogan (noun twynung), from tweon "two," on notion of "of two minds" or the choice of two implied in Latin dubitare (cf. German Zweifel "doubt," from zwei "two").

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